• Peripheral Arterial Disease is a chronic disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that are responsible for delivery of blood to the legs. As the plaque worsens and the arteries narrow, this limits blood flow to the legs causing discomfort with movement.


  • Cramping sensation or pain in the calf, thigh, hip or buttock with exertion
  • Pain in toes or feet
  • Open wounds on toes or feet

Risk Factors

  • Increasing age
  • Smoking history
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity

Treatment Options

  • Risk factor management
  • Medications
  • Regular exercise
  • Smoking cessation
  • Surgical intervention in more advanced cases