Monday, October 8, 2018

One serious condition that can lead to loss of limbs is peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which refers to blockages in the arteries outside the heart.
Left untreated, PAD can lead to debilitating and limb-threatening consequences.

You should take action to minimize the complications of vascular disease. You can do this by educating yourself on PAD, examine your legs and feet for sores or changes in skin color or temperature. Practicing good foot care including podiatry visits, and having diagnostic tests done when necessary are important. Those with diabetes should be especially vigilant.
Most people will sprain their ankle at some point in their lives. It’s inconvenient, and most let them heal at home. However, the doctors at West Georgia Podiatry, advise that this can be a mistake. Too many people downplay the severity of a sprained ankle, resulting in delayed recovery and even further injury. It’s important to see a podiatrist even if nothing feels wrong. It’s the only way to be certain you’re recovering properly and that there aren’t underlying issues.