PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE
blockage in your body's "highway"
PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD)
Frequently Asked Questions
Blood vessels are highways through your body that allow oxygen and nutrients to reach all your tissues.
Like roads, they can get blocked up and slow down the “traffic.” Imagine a large tree has fallen across two lanes of a busy, three-lane highway.
The whole road will back up quickly as cars have to squish down into a single lane to get around the block. This happens to your blood when you have peripheral arterial disease.
This condition can have an enormous impact on your foot health, comfort, and daily lifestyle, so it can’t be ignored.
Dr. Darren Silvester and our team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic will carefully evaluate your lower limbs to determine how serious the PAD has already become.
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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Can conservative care help treat peripheral arterial disease (pad)?
Plenty of people have poor circulation in their feet from peripheral arterial disease. This doesn’t mean you should accept it and allow it to damage your lower limbs.
Issues from peripheral arterial disease may be your early signs that something is not right in your body, so don’t ignore the problem. Have your lower limbs checked out.
Dr. Darren Silvester and the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic staff will help you manage the discomfort and get help for the larger circulatory issue.
Taking care of the condition is important if you want to stay active and prevent worse complications.
WHAT CONSERVATIVE TREATMENTS work best for treating PAD?
Exercise actually increases circulation. PAD can make activity uncomfortable, but if that keeps you from exercising, the condition will only get worse. Slowly start a foot-safe exercise program that you can do without much pain.
Eating lots of vegetables and healthy foods with low saturated fats can help limit the fatty build-up in your arteries.
USE GOOD FOOT-CARE HABITS
When your circulation is poor, you risk foot health problems. Wash and moisturize your feet daily, trim your nails, and wear appropriate footwear to help protect your lower limbs from damage when they are vulnerable.
ADVANCED minimally invasive
TREATMENTS & SURGERIES
for peripheral arterial disease (pad)
We offer convenient, advanced in-office testing to see if you have PAD. If you do have PAD, we will work with you to improve your life and foot function with this disease.
Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories.
Some of those are used to treat peripheral arterial disease (pad), such as:
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