What do I need to know about foot sores?

If you have cuts, scratches or sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal, it could be a sign of the most serious form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), called critical limb ischemia (CLI). PAD causes arteries in the legs to become narrow and hardened, limiting blood flow to the legs and feet.

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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 20 million Americans.1 Knowing the signs and risk factors help with early detection. This may help broaden treatment options which range from non-invasive to invasive.

Make informed decisions and have open conversations with your physician and get a second opinion if amputation is recommended.

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What you should know:

  • Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
  • Limited blood flow from PAD can make it hard for your body to heal sores on your legs and feet
  • If you have diabetes, nonhealing sores on your feet are a common risk factor for amputation22

Even minor sores that won’t go away could point to a major problem. It could be a sign of a serious condition, so don’t wait. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor now. Take control of your health. Find a PAD specialist today.