The incidence of peripheral vascular disease and peripheral arterial disease has been increasing over the last few decades. It is usually associated with other conditions such as cardiac disease, renal disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment of this problem may help prevent future problems such as ulceration, gangrene, and the need for amputation. Your doctor will evaluate your baseline circulatory status and recommend if you need additional vascular testing. The testing is not usually painful and consists of using blood pressure cuff like devices around your legs which squeeze and check your circulatory flow.