Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Non-Healing Sores on Your Feet Can Be a Sign

Download our free information sheet to gain an understanding and to have your questions answered about Non-Healing Sores and PAD


Experiencing non-healing sores on your feet/ankles can be painful, uncomfortable, frustrating and worrisome. They are also a sign of a malfunctioning circulatory system, and a symptom of advanced Peripheral Arterial Disease. Understanding that non- healing sores are a sign of advanced PAD is the first step toward diagnosis. Left untreated PAD can lead to amputation.

Peripheral Arterial Disease occurs when there is a buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) in the peripheral arteries; the specific arteries that carry blood from the heart to the legs and feet. When these arteries become narrowed or blocked, blood can no longer adequately pass through to provide nourishment to the legs and feet, causing damage to the tissues. PAD can build up throughout a person’s lifetime and symptoms are not always obvious until later in life.

Download our free information sheet that discusses:
  • How Non-Healing Sores are related to Advanced Stage PAD
  • What Peripheral Arterial Disease is
  • The Risk Factors of Advanced PAD and what causes it
  • How PAD is Diagnosed and Tested by your medical team

When you experience non-healing sores consistent with advanced PAD, or have been diagnosed with PAD, Azura Vascular Care’s experts will help you understand your options and choose the best treatment solution. Request an Appointment Now