A new clinic specializing in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) held its official grand opening on Thursday morning, October 13, in Rio Grande City.
"On behalf of the City Commission of RGC we would like to welcome PAD Specialists to our 'lindo' Rio Grande City," declared Mayor Joel Villarreal. The new clinic is located at 2764 Pharmacy Rd, Suite B, in Rio Grande City.
PAD is a condition that occurs when the arteries in the legs become narrowed or blocked by plaque buildup, which can reduce blood flow to both legs and feet. Symptoms of PAD can vary, but some common ones include:
Claudication: Leg pain or cramping that occurs during physical activity and goes away with rest.
Numbness or weakness: A feeling of weakness or numbness in your legs or feet.
Coldness: A decrease in temperature in your lower leg or foot compared to the other leg or the rest of your body.
Sores: Sores on your toes, feet, or legs that won’t heal.
Change in skin color: A change in the color of your legs.
Slow hair growth: Slower hair growth on your legs and feet.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor. They can perform a physical exam and order tests to diagnose PAD.