Neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nerves: the nerves in your hands and feet. Symptoms include muscle cramping, difficulty walking, burning, tingling, numbness and pain in the legs or feet. In many cases, it’s caused by diabetes, but poor circulation can also cause … [Read more...] about Is it Neuropathy or Poor Circulation?
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Stopping PAD: A Silent Killer
"PAD is often called the silent killer, because you may have it and not even know,” said Dr. Joel Rainwater, chief medical officer of Comprehensive Integrated Care (CiC). The reason it’s sometimes missed is because people dismiss the symptoms of this dangerous disease as “just a sign of getting … [Read more...] about Stopping PAD: A Silent Killer
PAD is Impacting Everyday Living
The need to stop and rest after walking a short distance because of a leg cramp, numbness in the feet or leg pain could be more than normal aging. While it’s easy to think it’s just part of getting older, these symptoms may be caused by poor circulation. PAD (peripheral artery disease), or poor … [Read more...] about PAD is Impacting Everyday Living
PAD Awareness Saves Lives
Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a whole-body disease that’s manifested in the legs. It’s a buildup of cholesterol plaque in the peripheral arteries of the body, which are found in the arms, legs, hands and feet. “If you have plaque buildup in your legs, there’s a good chance you could have … [Read more...] about PAD Awareness Saves Lives
Limb Loss Awareness Month Can Save Lives
There are approximately 150,000 leg amputations every year in the U.S. that are not related to an accident. That number is staggering. However, awareness that it could happen to anyone, and being aware of the causes, can potentially save a limb. Poor circulation plays a role in more than half of … [Read more...] about Limb Loss Awareness Month Can Save Lives
Neuropathy Is Often Misdiagnosed
People living with neuropathy experience burning, tingling, numbness, and pain in their legs or feet on a daily basis. In many cases, it’s caused by diabetes, but poor circulation can also cause these symptoms or make them worse. “Most people don’t know what neuropathy is until you start talking … [Read more...] about Neuropathy Is Often Misdiagnosed
PAD: The Silent Killer
PAD is often called the silent killer because you may have it and not even know,” said Dr. Joel Rainwater, chief medical officer of Comprehensive Integrated Care (CiC) in Flagstaff. The reason it is sometimes missed is because people dismiss the symptoms of this dangerous disease as just a sign of … [Read more...] about PAD: The Silent Killer
Treating Chronic Foot Pain with Regenerative Medicine
Chronic foot or ankle pain interferes with active lifestyles, limiting mobility and independence. No matter your age, it makes even the most basic activities, like going to the market or taking an after-dinner stroll, difficult. “I hate to hear that foot pain is preventing someone from participating … [Read more...] about Treating Chronic Foot Pain with Regenerative Medicine
Why It’s Important to Listen to Your Feet
One in every 10 people have it. More than seven million have it and don’t know it. It affects every major system of the body. What is it? Diabetes. More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is the number one cause … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Listen to Your Feet
Do you have PAD?
At first, it seems like you may have just overdone: stood too long, worked too hard, sat incorrectly, worn those shoes you should have never purchased. Surely the pain is just episodic, it only happens “when…,” soon forgotten… until it happens again. Workdays tend to feel longer; sleep tends to be … [Read more...] about Do you have PAD?