PAD Testing

What is PAD

Narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head is Peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is most commonly found in the arteries of the legs, with similarities to coronary artery disease (CAD). Common symptoms of PAD effecting altering in the legs are pain, cramping, pain and tiredness in leg or hip muscles when walking or climbing stairs. The pain typically goes away with Rest typically offers relief, however, the pain returns when you resume activity.

Added Risks for PAD

Diabetics have an especially high risk for PAD
Smokers have an especially high risk for PAD
High blood pressure or high cholesterol 
Risk naturally increases with age

Good News for PAD

Diagnosis is easy and painless
Take control with a heart-healthy lifestyle
Easily managed with proper treatment protocols and lifestyle changes

Dr. Meredith shares information about PAD and the importance of getting tested.

About ABI Testing

  • The ankle-brachial index (ABI) measures the blood pressure in the legs (taken at the ankle) and the blood pressure in the arms. The ABI is calculated by dividing the systolic blood pressure of the ankle by the systolic blood pressure of the arm. This provides healthcare professional with valuable information when determining blockage in the arteries or the potential for peripheral arterial disease.
  • Non-invasive, painless test that is completed in 15 minutes or less.
  • Over 90% effective in detecting arterial blockage
  • Detailed reporting helps you and your doctor develop a lifesaving treatment protocol.
  • Testing is covered by most insurance plans

If you have diabetes or any of the other risk factors for PAD, contact InStride Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates today to schedule PAD testing today.


Get in touch.

InStride - Gaston Foot & Ankle Associates

251 Wilmot Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-861-0425