Dr. Jeffrey Glaser from the Ryan Foot and Ankle Clinic explains Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser: Peripheral Arterial Disease is a condition once again that is caused by damage from high blood sugars. When there is high blood sugars that will cause clotting or blockage in the legs, specifically the vascular system or arterial system. Arterial system is basically the circulation going down to the extremities. With those types of blockages in the legs that will cause symptoms such as pain when patients ambulate, which progress to severe wrist pain. Wrist pain is extremely symptomatic conditions of patients who will experience with severe Peripheral Arterial Disease. Typically, patients with severe Peripheral Arterial Disease will also have severe neuropathy. So, a lot of times these are pretty severe diabetic or 0:01:09 diabetic patients.