To be an excellent clinician one has to listen carefully, ask the right questions and perform a detailed physical examination. A symptom is a phenomenon that is experienced by the individual affected by the disease. A sign is a phenomenon that can be detected by someone other than the individual affected by the disease. Below is a collection of short pieces on the various sign and symptoms that I see in the patients that come to me for help.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and its more severe variant critical limb ischemia (CLI) can be notoriously difficult to diagnose.