Austin

512-351-9149

Cedar Park

512-336-2300

Round Rock

(512) 255-0125

DO YOU SMOKE? YOUR FEET MAY BE AT RISK.

WHAT DO SMOKING AND FEET HAVE IT COMMON?
 
MORE THAN YOU THINK.
 

While most people know the effects smoking has on your lungs, but did you know that smoking can also affect your feet? Precision Podiatry in Austin, Texas is here to help you learn more about the link and what you can do if you suspect you are at risk:

 

Peripheral Artery Disease
You may or may not have heard of a term Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. If you smoke, your risks for this disease increase greatly, and are further compounded if you have diabetes or any other type of cardiovascular disease. 

 

With Peripheral Artery Disease, your body develops plague in your arteries – including the ones in your legs – and this makes circulation to your feet more difficult. Bloodflow is restricted as arteries get narrower and more stiff. The reduced circulation can then lead to bad circulation in your feet, which can produce achy feet, sores that don’t feel or are slow to heal, and discoloration of your skin on your feet. Many doctors say they can see the symptoms of PAD right away when they look at a patient, as the skin on their feet often looks shiny and thin. Smoking is a leading cause of PAD, and the symptoms can compound as we age and our arteries tend to weaken naturally. 

 

Some patients have symptoms such as these, while others may have none at all. Other more obscure symptoms could be hair loss, slow growth of toenails, leg numbness, or cramping in your hips or legs when doing activities like walking or exercise.

 

If you are concerned about Peripheral Artery Disease, please do not hesitate to come see the team at Precision Podiatry! PAD can be treated and we can help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Call us today as your feet and ankle specialists in Austin, Texas.

WHAT DO SMOKING AND FEET HAVE IT COMMON?
 
MORE THAN YOU THINK.
 

While most people know the effects smoking has on your lungs, but did you know that smoking can also affect your feet? Precision Podiatry in Austin, Texas is here to help you learn more about the link and what you can do if you suspect you are at risk:

 

Peripheral Artery Disease
You may or may not have heard of a term Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. If you smoke, your risks for this disease increase greatly, and are further compounded if you have diabetes or any other type of cardiovascular disease. 

 

With Peripheral Artery Disease, your body develops plague in your arteries – including the ones in your legs – and this makes circulation to your feet more difficult. Bloodflow is restricted as arteries get narrower and more stiff. The reduced circulation can then lead to bad circulation in your feet, which can produce achy feet, sores that don’t feel or are slow to heal, and discoloration of your skin on your feet. Many doctors say they can see the symptoms of PAD right away when they look at a patient, as the skin on their feet often looks shiny and thin. Smoking is a leading cause of PAD, and the symptoms can compound as we age and our arteries tend to weaken naturally. 

 

Some patients have symptoms such as these, while others may have none at all. Other more obscure symptoms could be hair loss, slow growth of toenails, leg numbness, or cramping in your hips or legs when doing activities like walking or exercise.

 

If you are concerned about Peripheral Artery Disease, please do not hesitate to come see the team at Precision Podiatry! PAD can be treated and we can help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Call us today as your feet and ankle specialists in Austin, Texas.

Austin Location

6611 River Pl Blvd #200
Austin, TX 78730
Tel: (512) 351-9149
Fax: (512) 351-9376

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cedar Park Location

1103 Cypress Creek Road #101
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tel: (512) 336-2300
Fax: (512) 336-2301

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Round Rock Location

7200 Wyoming Springs Dr. Ste 1150
Round Rock, TX 78681
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Hutto  Location

 201 E Wilco HWY  STE 104
Hutto, TX 78634
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: Opening Summer of 2024
Tuesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Wednesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Thursday: Opening Summer of 2024
Friday: Opening Summer of 2024
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed