To find a doctor, call 800-667-5356 or click below:

Find a Doctor

Request an Appointment

left banner
right banner
Smaller Larger

Diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

En Español (Spanish Version)

Main Page | Risk Factors | Symptoms | Diagnosis | Treatment | Screening | Reducing Your Risk | Talking to Your Doctor | Living With PAD | Resource Guide

The most common symptom of PAD is pain and cramping in the legs, called intermittent claudication. If your legs cramp after walking short distances, your doctor may want to look for disease in the arteries that supply your legs. The physical exam usually consists of looking at your feet, and feeling for pulses in your legs and feet. Tests may include:

You will also be evaluated for accompanying problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and elevated levels of cholesterol and other blood fats.

 

References:

Search Your Health