PAD Treatments


PAD Treatments

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Do you have cramping, fatigue or pain in your legs when walking? Then you could have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Other symptoms may include:

  • Persistent leg pain
  • Slow-healing wounds on the feet
  • Weak pulse in legs or feet
  • Unhealthy nail and hair growth
  • On occasion, erectile dysfunction in men


Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, exercise and smoking cessation often are the first choices for patients with early-stage PAD. Later stages may require the below treatments:

  • Angioplasty
    A catheter is threaded through a blood vessel to the blocked artery and a small balloon is used to reopen it. In some cases, the insertion of a stent is required to help keep the artery open.

  • Atherectomy
    A catheter is used to reach the site of the blockage. There, a small razor or laser is deployed to remove the arterial plaque.

  • Thrombolysis
    A catheter is used to reach the site of the blockage and delivers a drug to dissolve the blood clot. This may sometimes require an overnight infusion.

These minimally invasive treatments are less painful and offer a quicker recovery time so you can get back to your normal activities.


10401 Spotsylvania Ave #203
Fredericksburg VA 22408
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