Leg Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease


   I am having pain from my toe to my knee daily, could this possibly by P.A.D.?


 Many things can cause leg pain ranging from injury, cramps and nerve irritation to impaired circulation and infection.  Peripheral artery disease can be a very dangerous condition as it reflects a significant amount plaque buildup in your arteries.  If you have a history of heart disease in your family or have other significant risk factors for heart disease this may very well be a possibility.

Your best course of action if you are suspicious of P.A.D. is to be evaluated by your primary care doctor.  If it turns out this is not the case you must still continue to narrow down what might be the cause before you start seeking traditional or natural approaches.

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As a certified and fully trained Naturopathic Doctor, Passero has trained and preceptored with some of the nation's leading doctors in the field of natural medicine, working under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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