Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication).

Symptoms of PAD could include: Painful cramping in one or bother of your hips, thighs of calf muscles after certain activities, leg numbness or weakness, coldness in your lower leg or foot, sores on your toes, a change in the color of your legs, hair loss or slower hair growth on your feet and legs, slower growth of your toenails, shiny skin on your legs, or no or very weak pulse in your legs or feet.