Is blockage in leg serious?

Is blockage in leg serious?

Blockages in your leg arteries are often the first evidence of a major health problem. We talked with Vascular Surgeon Julie Duke, MD, RPVI, to learn more. Clogged arteries are a major health risk, no matter where in your body they are.

How do you clear clogged arteries in your legs?

Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to your legs. Fatty deposits can build up inside the arteries and block blood flow. A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that keeps the artery open.

How would I feel if I had a blocked artery?

A completely blocked coronary artery will cause a heart attack. The classic signs and symptoms of a heart attack include crushing pressure in your chest and pain in your shoulder or arm, sometimes with shortness of breath and sweating.

What vein runs down left leg?

The femoral vein runs alongside the femoral artery. This vein carries deoxygenated blood from your lower body, back up to your heart.

How do I relieve pain in my left leg?

Home Care

  1. Rest as much as possible.
  2. Elevate your leg.
  3. Apply ice for up to 15 minutes. Do this 4 times per day, more often for the first few days.
  4. Gently stretch and massage cramping muscles.
  5. Take over-the-counter pain medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

What are the symptoms of blocked arteries in the leg?

Painful cramp in any one or both of the calf muscles,thighs and hips after climbing stairs,walking or any other similar type of activity

  • Sores on the toes,legs or feet,which never heal
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs
  • Change in your legs color
  • Coldness in the foot or lower leg,especially while you compare with your other leg/foot
  • What are the warning signs of blocked arteries?

    Impacts of a complete blockage. Artery blockages are not created equal.

  • Treatment. Fifteen years ago,we had one way to treat Chronic Total Occlusions – try to probe a wire through the blockage from the front.
  • Benefits of Treatment. Patients should understand that successful treatment will relieve symptoms and will result in a better quality of life.
  • What is the treatment for blocked arteries in the leg?

    – Angioplasty. In this procedure, a catheter is threaded through a blood vessel to the affected artery. – Bypass surgery. Your doctor may create a path around the blocked artery using either a blood vessel from another part of your body or a synthetic vessel. – Thrombolytic therapy.

    Can you have a blocked artery in your leg?

    The arteries in your legs and feet can get blocked, just like the arteries in your heart. When this happens, less blood flows to your legs. This is called peripheral artery disease (PAD). Occasionally, if your leg arteries are badly blocked, you may develop foot pain while resting or a sore that won’t heal.