Are you suffering from chronic pain in your legs, feet, & ankles? If so, you may be suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). This circulatory condition occurs when excess plaque buildup accumulates in the artery walls. It can cause leg pain, muscle cramps & cold feet. Peripheral artery disease is extremely common, affecting one in five patients over age 60. There are many ways to combat the effects associated with peripheral artery disease. Depending on [...]
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Varicose veins in the feet are bulging veins that run just beneath the surface of the skin. They are engorged, twisted, & typically dark blue in appearance. Varicose veins can be found anywhere on your body but occur most commonly in the legs & feet. While varicose veins do not usually warrant a cause for serious medical concern, they can be unsightly, uncomfortable, & a point of insecurity for you. Keep reading to learn more [...]
Are you living with the painful symptoms associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee? You may have even tried to alleviate your discomfort with treatment methods like surgical procedures or medications to no avail. If so, a minimally invasive alternative treatment option available to combat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is genicular artery embolization. During this procedure, a vascular specialist redirects blood flow in the knee to alleviate painful symptoms. Genicular artery embolization is not [...]
As women approach the height of their childbearing years, they may start to notice some unusual changes, such as heavy menstrual flow, increased menstrual cramping, abdominal pain, and difficult urination. If any of these symptoms are applicable to you, you may be experiencing Uterine Fibroids. In addition to all these other uncomfortable symptoms, you could also notice weight gain in your abdominal region. Can Uterine Fibroids cause weight gain? The answer is yes. Uterine Fibroids [...]
Age-related health conditions are often inevitable, especially in men over the age of 50. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), for example, is seen in about 50% of men over 50-years-old and up to 90% of men over 80-years-old. Also referred to as enlarged prostate, BPH occurs when, as the name suggests, the prostate and its surrounding tissue expand. As the gland expands, it can squeeze the urethra and thicken the walls of the bladder. The bladder [...]
PAD Treatments Are you suffering from pain in your legs while you are walking? If so, you may have peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 are affected by PAD- making this condition extremely common, but treatable. Treatments for peripheral arterial disease can help to alleviate painful symptoms. Patients may experience leg pain, leg cramps, or foot ulcers. PAD treatment includes Bypass Grafting and an angiogram with [...]
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, also known as the “wear and tear disease,” currently affects over 10 million Americans. It is the most common form of arthritis as 1 in 2 adults will develop the condition at some point in their lifetime. The commonality of this condition makes minimally invasive treatment options a top priority. Here at Pedes Orange County, we offer an alternative to the typical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee: Genicular [...]
What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition that occurs when there is excessive plaque build-up on the arterial walls, causing the arteries to narrow. This fatty plaque buildup is also known as atherosclerosis. Plaque is an unhealthy combination of fat, cholesterol, cellular waste, calcium, and proteins that cause blood clotting. When plaque accumulates in the arteries, it becomes hard and stiff, leading to atherosclerosis and PAD. Could PAD be linked to [...]
What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging veins that run just beneath the surface of the skin. These veins will commonly appear on the legs and feet. They are a result of malfunctioning valves in inside the unhealthy vein. When these valves malfunction, blood is not pushed upwards back towards the heart. Instead, unhealthy valves cause blood to flow backward. The blood then pools and causes the vein to deform and bulge. Varicose veins [...]
Studies show that chronic venous insufficiency, CVI, is prevalent in up to 40% of U.S. adults. CVI is a vascular condition that affects the way in which blood flows properly throughout your body. Your arteries and veins are key components in your vascular system. They work consistently with your heart to ensure that your body’s organs & tissues are getting exactly what they need. Arteries carry oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood away from the heart and [...]