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
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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
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 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
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
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
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?