1. When it saves the mood. Because it’s just weird to take a romantic walk on the waterfront at the beach… in your socks.
2. When your “cool factor” is on the line. Socks and sandals? Is that ever okay? No. How about socks and Crocs? NO.
3. When it saves your life and limbs. That’s right. If you are suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you might not even know it, but a physical exam, including a thorough look at your feet and legs, can help in diagnosis. So, take your socks off during a physical exam with your doctor.
Peripheral Artery Disease:
- Can cause leg pain while walking or during exercise.
- Can cause legs to feel cold or numb, tired, weak, achy, or heavy. There might be a tingling that wakes you up at night. The skin on your legs may become discolored.
- Increases risks for heart attack and stroke.
Where PAD is concerned, early detection and treatment are key. So take those socks off at your next check-up. And make sure you mention any problems you are having with your legs or feet.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with PAD, contact Lam Vascular and Associates today for an evaluation!
The information contained in this article is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Patient results will vary based on risk factors, age, disease and medical history and are not guaranteed in any way.