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.