PAD stands for a serious medical condition known as peripheral artery disease. At our podiatry practice, Dr. Howard Dinowitz, our podiatrist, Dr. Howard Dinowitz, can provide you with medical and surgical treatment for your peripheral artery disease, PAD in Brooklyn NY.
When a patient has peripheral artery disease, PAD in Brooklyn NY, they have a narrowing of the arteries found in their legs and feet. When a patient has this condition, it means that they most likely have cardiovascular problems which need to be addressed. Many times, the patient will not notice any symptoms, or the symptoms are so mild that they do not feel that they need to seek out medical attention. However, if a patient has constricted arteries that keep oxygen from flowing to their legs and feet, they run the risk of developing serious complications. These complications can include extreme pain, a loss of limb, or even death. The greatest risk factor for developing PAD is smoking. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, you also are at greater risk for developing the disease. Some common symptoms of PAD include: pain in your leg when you walk, but not when you are resting; ulcers on your legs or feet; cold skin or skin with a blue tint; and slower nail or hair growth on the affected leg. Our podiatrist will be able to find any signs of PAD which may not be obvious to you, and our office has technology which can help our podiatrist to diagnose the condition. There are several things that you can do to help this condition, and our podiatrist will be able to better inform you about your PAD and treatments he can provide.
For an appointment to see our podiatrist regarding your PAD in Brooklyn NY, contact us today.