Many people with PVD do not have any noticeable symptoms. When symptoms and signs do occur, these can include
- painful cramping in one or both hips, thighs or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs;
- leg numbness or weakness;
- coldness in the lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side; and
- sores on the toes, feet, or legs that won't heal.
Other associated signs and symptoms can include a
- change in the skin color of the legs,
- hair loss or slower hair growth on the feet and legs,
- slower growth of toenails,
- shiny skin, and
- loss of pulse or a weak pulse in the legs or feet.
Cause of peripheral vascular disease
Other peripheral vascular disease symptoms and signs
- Change in the Skin Color of the Legs
- Coldness in the Lower Leg or Foot, Especially When Compared with the Other Side
- Hair Loss or Slower Hair Growth on the Feet and Legs
- Leg Numbness or Weakness
- Loss of Pulse or a Weak Pulse in the Legs or Feet
- Painful Cramping in One or Both Hips, Thighs or Calf Muscles After Certain Activities, Such as Walking or Climbing Stairs
- Shiny Skin
- Slower Growth of Toenails
- Sores on the Toes, Feet, or Legs That Won't Heal
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