Majority of the blocks can be diagnosed by simple clinical examination-inability to
feel the pulses in the foot.
Arterial blocks can be diagnosed by color Doppler a noninvasive painless method.
Angiogram provides a road map of the arterial tree and it helps to plan the method of treatment.
It is important for the high risk population-smokers,
those with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol-to have periodic check-ups of the peripheral arterial system, to pick up vascular blocks early so that corrective measures can be taken before complications set in.