Vascular Testing (PAD)
Vascular Testing for PAD
HOW DOES VASCULAR DISEASE CAUSE FOOT COMPLICATIONS?
Podiatrists are often the first doctors to diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also known as PVD. Poor circulation causes the arteries to harden and prevents blood flow and delivery of oxygen through the body, not just the feet.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PAD?
Blocked blood flow to the legs and feet can not only cause pain and numbness, it also increases the risk of contracting infections. Your body requires oxygen to heal injuries and fight infection. Decreased blood flow means decreased oxygen to the site of an injury. In more severe cases, reduced blood flow can lead to gangrene and even amputation.
Doctors Caputo and DeLorenzo warn that if you have Peripheral Artery Disease, you may experience the following intermittent symptoms:
- Pain or cramping when walking or climbing stairs
- Pain, numbness, heaviness, or aching of leg muscles
- Weak or absent pulse in the feet
- Slow-healing wounds on the legs, ankles, or feet
- Pale or bluish-colored toes
- Cold feet
- Swelling & Lymph-Edema
- Poor toenail growth
Get tested today! We offer in office testing for Peripheral Artery Disease, completed by technicians of Vascular and Interventional Specialists.
- Easy to find in Holmdel across from Bayshore Medical Center.
- 719 N. Beers St., Suite 2A, Holmdel, NJ
- To schedule your appointment, please call us at 732-739-3230.