How your doctor in King of Prussia, PA, can help you manage leg and foot pain
Chronic leg and foot pain can keep you from enjoying your life and staying active. Once you stop being active, you may experience weight gain and declining health, and it all begins with leg and foot pain. Fortunately, your vascular specialist can help with leg and foot pain, so you can get back on your feet.
Dr. James McGuckin at Pennsylvania Vascular Institute in King of Prussia, PA, provides a wide range of medical services, including treatment of leg and foot pain.
You may experience leg and foot pain at any time, including when you are walking, exercising, or resting. You may also experience:
- A change in skin color from reduced blood flow
- A reduced pulse rate due to reduced blood flow
- Numbness and tingling due to nervous system issues
- Loss of strength in your legs resulting in balance problems
Leg and foot pain can be caused by a wide variety of issues, including:
- Peripheral artery disease, or PAD–this condition is caused by narrowed or blocked arteries, resulting in decreased blood flow to your legs and feet.
- Atherosclerosis–this condition is caused by hardened plaques in the artery walls, resulting in the artery walls closing up.
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency or CVI–this condition is caused by blood pooling in the veins, causing stress and pressure on the vein walls.
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy–this condition is caused by impairment to the nervous system from diabetes. Stabbing pain in the feet is a common indication of peripheral neuropathy.
The first step in the treatment of leg and foot pain is diagnosing the cause of your pain. You need to visit an expert for an accurate diagnosis. You need to visit a vascular specialist.
To learn more about the treatment and management of leg and foot pain, call Dr. James McGuckin at Pennsylvania Vascular Institute in King of Prussia, PA. You can reach him in the office by calling (800) 296-9294, so call now.