ABI Test – Ankle Brachial Index
The ankle-brachial index test (ABI Test) is a quick, non-invasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition where the arteries in the legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with PAD are at a high risk of heart attack, stroke, poor circulation, and leg pain.
The ankle-brachial index test compares the blood pressure measured at your ankle with the blood pressure measured at your arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs, leading to circulatory problems, heart disease or stroke.
Identifying this condition through an ABI Test is the first step in providing a treatment plan. With the well-rounded team at AZ Physical Medicine and AZ Chiropractic, we can create an individualized treatment plan that will improve your day-to-day function and lower chances for serious complications from PAD.