Ischemic foot is inadequate arterial blood flow from the heart to the foot that can occur from arterial blockages, arterial spasms, and injury to the artery. Since blood flow is restricted to the foot, symptoms include cold feet, purplish or discolored toes, muscle cramping, and pain. Ulcers and gangrene can result from the lack of blood to the area. Treatment for ischemic foot involves exercises that increase blood flow to the feet, such as walking; orthotics and protective shoes can protect the affected skin from damage caused by rubbing or irritation. Medications may be prescribed to improve blood flow (always consult with a doctor before taking any medication).
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My wife and I both have seen Dr. Pearl a number of times for a number of different problems over quite a few years. We have always found him to be knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant, with a quick dry wit and very reasonable rates. We’d both see him again in a heartbeat.
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl’s for several years and I keep going back because he cares about his patients. He is knowledgeable, professional and personable. While there has been some turnover in his front office staff, it has not affected my ability to get appointments. Dr. Pearl even helped me on a […]
I think Dr Pearl & his staff are very professional & I was met on time for all my appointments. They saw me immediately after I called & the follow-up was excellent. Prices were reasonable & I would definitely recomend Arlington Foot and Ankle Center.
I made an appointment with Arlington Foot and Ankle, for toenail fungus treatment, and painful athletes feet. Dr. Pearl was so attentive and concerned with providing me with a proper cure. He and his staff were so consultative and understanding, I strongly recommend Dr. Pearl for the quality of care that was provided to me. […]
I have been a patient of Dr. Pearl for 16 years and have always had a very pleasant experience. He did my bunionectomy and his follow up was meticulous and the relief was incredible. Recently I picked up a pair of orthotics he redid for me. My troubled flat feet are feeling much much better! […]
I was treated by Dr Pearl at Arlington Foot and Ankle for toenail fungus and chronic pain associated to athletes feet. I have gone to numerous podiatrists to correct this painful issue, and thank Dr. Pearl for treating my problem and providing the most professional follow up care. I highly recommend Arlington Foot and Ankle, […]
Dr. Ben (I call him) knows ‘His stuff!’ He is insightful, professional, and most of all cares about and listens to his patient. After my very first visit, he called regarding a specific concern I had! That spoke volumes to me! He got the issues resolved so quickly–keeping me in the loop throughout the process! […]
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