Peripheral Vascular Associates - Doctors of Arteries and Veins

Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

In its simplest form P.A.D. means that blood is not flowing normally through your arteries. Read on to learn more, or take our quiz below to see if you or a loved one might be at risk for P.A.D.


P.A.D. can also be referred to as:

  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Claudication
  • Hardening of arteries
  • Lack of circulation to your extremities

Peripheral Arterial Disease is a serious disease that is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Many people believe that pain in the legs is just another sign of aging, not realizing that it may be a warning sign for P.A.D.

P.A.D. Illustration

Left untreated and in its most severe form, P.A.D. can lead to limb loss so it is imperative to seek treatment by a physician who is trained to accurately diagnose and treat vascular diseases, such as P.A.D.


Vascular disease is serious and often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Many people believe that symptoms are simply a sign of aging, not realizing that it may be a warning sign.

Are you at risk for Vascular Disease? Take our short quiz.

Learn if you may be experiencing some of the symptoms associated with P.A.D., or if you may have any risk factors.

Do you have leg pain with walking that goes away at rest?

Do you have pain in your foot or toes, even at rest?

Do you have slow or non-healing sores on your feet?

Do you have tightness, swelling, or weakness in your legs?

Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or a family history of vascular disease?

Have you already been diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.)?

Have you been told by another physician that you have leg circulation problems?


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