Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition in which fatty plaque builds up in the arteries. The plaque can harden and reduce the flow of blood typically affecting the legs, ankles and feet. Over time, the progressive disease can reduce quality of life and mobility.
PAD can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Leg pain when walking or at rest
- Decrease in temperature in leg or foot
- Wounds on the foot or toe that will not heal
- If left untreated, PAD may progress and lead to gangrene and amputation.