Why and When to See a Central Maryland Podiatrist for PAD

Podiatrists are specially trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the lower extremities, including peripheral artery disease. Regular visits with a skilled podiatrist can provide the monitoring necessary for essential early intervention.

Establishing a doctor-patient relationship with an experienced podiatric specialist is particularly important for people with diabetes or other health conditions that increase the risk of PAD.

Regardless, don’t ignore persistent leg pain that interrupts the daily routine or makes it difficult to participate in your favorite activities. See a podiatrist.

Peripheral Artery Disease Testing and Treatment

Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center and Chesapeake Amputation Prevention Center offer Doppler ultrasound testing for PAD at our clinics. This painless and non-invasive diagnostic method provides vital information about the blood flow in the lower extremities, allowing us to identify blocked or narrowed arteries.

PAD treatment options include lifestyle changes, medications, and surgical procedures for severe cases. Treatment recommendations may include:

  • Following a supervised exercise program
  • Eating a diet low in saturated fat
  • Controlling blood sugar levels
  • Managing blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Taking prescription antiplatelet medicines or statins to help prevent complications and lower cholesterol levels

When surgical intervention is necessary, there are a variety of procedures we can use to treat atherosclerosis, and bypass blocked arteries.

Prioritizing PAD Prevention and Early Intervention

At Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center and Chesapeake Amputation Prevention Center, our experts provide exceptional care to help patients at risk for—or suffering from—peripheral artery disease maintain mobility and avoid limb loss. Partner with us to take control of your podiatric health. Our dedicated team is here for you every step of the way.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.