Cigarette smoking is a major factor in the development of Peripheral Vascular Disease (also called PVD). PVD is the narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis which causes a decrease in blood flow to the lower legs and feet. This lack of blood flow causes pain at first with activity but if PVD is left untreated, it can cause pain at rest too.
If you are experiencing pain in your feet with walking a certain period of time or at night when you sleep, then call Advanced Podiatry at 813-875-0555. The doctors at Advanced Podiatry are able to screen people for peripheral vascular disease with a simple, pain-free test in the office and guide you to get proper treatment for PVD.