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Arteriosclerosis Symptoms

What are the symptoms of lower extremity arterial disease?

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  • The symptoms of lower extremity arterial disease include:

    • Claudication, cramping pains while walking, usually in the calf muscles but sometimes in the thighs. Claudication is the most common symptom of this condition.
    • Pain in the feet and, as the disease progresses, in the toes while at rest.
    • Coolness, numbness, or weakness of the legs and feet.
    • Poor healing of wounds in the legs and feet.
    • Ulcers of the feet and legs, which develop when the blood supply to tissue is cut off, and which can become gangrenous if untreated.
    • Black discoloration of the toes or skin around the occluded artery.
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