Don't Be a PAD Victim...Understand the Disease!

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

This video was shared with Dr. David Armstrong of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) which is dedicated to care for people with diabetes to reduce lower extremity amputations worldwide. This video explains how people with diabetes can experience a reduction of blood flow in  the legs and feet.

 

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is attributed to arthroscerosis of the vessels beneath the knee. Diabetes worsens the occlusion of the blood vessels. This increases the risk of developing Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetic foot ulcers. PAD also leads to a reduced ability to heal a diabetic foot ulcer or infection. This is a major cause of amputation in diabetics and can put your life at risk.

 

If you are diabetic, it is vital that you have regular screenings for PAD. At Tanglewood Foot Specialists, we use the SmartABI system for early detection of PAD. It is a non-invasive study which every diabetic should have performed in order to assess the blood flow. Do not wait for a problem to occur! Contact Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider for a comprehensive evaluation.