Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
Leg pain is not a normal sign of aging
You shouldn’t have to cope with painful, heavy legs as a normal part of getting older. Don’t shrug it off as something you’ll just have to deal with. Talk with a doctor to see if your leg pain is a sign of a larger health problem, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Unexplained pain or a feeling of heaviness in your legs could be caused by narrowed, hardened arteries from PAD. It may mean you have limited blood flow to your legs and feet. In the worst form of PAD, called critical limb ischemia (CLI), the obstructed blood flow is so considerable and widespread that the pain can be intolerable.20
Painful, heavy legs are a symptom of PAD, but only a health care professional can diagnose you with the disease. Download our checklist to help guide the conversation with your doctor about your treatment options.
Talk to Your Doctor
Only a health care professional can diagnose you with PAD. Our Symptom Quiz can help guide the conversation about your treatment options.
Take the Symptom Quiz
Click below to take the interactive Symptom Quiz. You can print your answers out and take them with you to a doctor to help guide your conversation about PAD.