- Leg pain
- Fatigue when walking
- Difficulty standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- Non-healing wounds (ulcers)
- Critical limb ischemia – an extreme condition caused by insufficient blood flow that may eventually require amputation
- Stroke – 3X more likely in patients with P.A.D.
Kristina Seeks Help for Chronic Pelvic PainKristina is a real Center for Vascular Medicine patient who suffered for years with chronic pain. Like a lot of patients, her pelvic pain was being mistreated causing frustration and debilitating pain.
"I was originally diagnosed with endometriosis and suffered with that for 14 years. My OB/GYN tried everything but nothing really worked.
New studies are emerging that suggest eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day can help decreases your chance of developing peripheral artery disease or PAD. So, like your doctor, and mom, always told you, eat your vegetables!
Doctors at Center for Vascular Medicine often hear from patients that there is nothing to be done about their chronic leg pain. We understand how discouraging this can be especially when the leg pain begins to affect the quality of your daily life. The "leg doctors" want patients to know that they do not have to take no for answer.
We have trained doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of vascular conditions including PAD a common cause of chronic leg pain.
The Center for Vascular HealthAll seven of our locations offer quality and comprehensive vascular treatments for a range of vascular disorders. We are an accredited vascular testing center and provide resources, treatment, and education for our patients.
PAD- peripheral arterial disease, can cause dangerous blood clots in the legs. Approximately 8 million people in the U.S are affected by PAD but many go undiagnosed until it is too late. PAD is a dangerous health condition that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, or even death. It is important to know the signs of PAD so you may seek early treatment. The Center for Vascular Health of the greater Maryland and Metro DC area offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of PAD and other vascular diseases.