Posted on Feb 03, 2015

Raising Awareness about Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for Heart Disease Month

One in 20 Adults Over Age 50 has P.A.D. — A Disease That Raises the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Limb loss

LONG BEACH, CA — Sōl Foot & Ankle Centers a premier podiatry center located in Long Beach, CA is raising awareness around Heart Disease and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) prevention in observance of Heart Disease Month. They proudly announce the launch of their new, Good Blood Flow: Heart to Toe campaign aimed at detecting Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and increasing the public awareness about the disease.

On February 28, 2015, Sōl Foot & Ankle Centers will host a free health screening event, Good Blood Flow: Heart to Toe.  Designed to raise awareness, educate and detect P.A.D in the Long Beach population. Sōl Foot & Ankle Centers will be offering non-invasive vascular screening with the FloCheck Digital ABI testing, complimentary foot circulation check, and treatment recommendations by one of our physicians.

Good Blood Flow: Heart to Toe is a free community event where everyone is welcome to attend, be screened for PAD, and learn about the necessary steps to reduce the risk of this deadly disease.

Good Blood Flow: Heart to Toe

          Saturday, February 28th 11:30 - 2:30pm           

5406 E. Village Road

Long Beach, CA 90808

In the United States, more than 10 million people suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and many of these cases go undiagnosed.

The disease involves “hardening” of the arteries and develops when leg arteries become clogged with plaque that blocks the blood flow to the legs and feet.  Just like clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, leg ulcers and even amputation. PAD is also caused by the same risk factors that lead to heart disease. Those at risk for PAD include anyone over the age of 50, especially African Americans, those who smoke or have smoked as well as those who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, or a personal or family history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke.

Symptoms of PAD include leg fatigue, tiredness, leg cramps, sores or cuts on the legs, feet or toes that are not healing, decreased hair growth, and cooler temperature changes in the skin of the feet or legs and pain in the legs or feet that increases with activities.

Peripheral Arterial Disease can be a devastating disease resulting in gangrene and even amputation. Fortunately, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of PAD can save limbs, restore mobility and decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Sōl Foot & Ankle Centers are the leaders of Long Beach podiatry and offer comprehensive foot and ankle care and treatment for of all ages. Our caring podiatrists are committed to providing patients with the best in podiatric care, while evaluating the individual needs of each patient. We also specialize in running and sports injuries, diabetic foot care, women’s foot health, children’s foot health and more. 

For more information about our Good Blood Flow: Heart to Toe awareness campaign, peripheral arterial disease, or need help with your foot problem, please call us at (562) 496-3846.

See the flyer below:


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