Many are aware of the risk factors of heart disease. However, fewer are aware that the blockages that can cause heart disease affect more than coronary arteries—they can also affect other arteries throughout your body. This condition is called vascular disease. Signs and symptoms for vascular disease often first appear in your feet.
Luckily, today’s podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to diagnose vascular disease based on their education, training, and experience.
Learn more about your risk for vascular disease by reading the latest Footprints Newsletter from the American Podiatric Medical Association.
If you have a suspicious spot on your foot or ankle and are at risk for vascular disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Denise Elliott or Dr. Catherine Hudson of the Foot And Ankle Center!