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What is the treatment for leg claudication?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Stop walking: The initial treatment for leg claudication is to stop walking on the painful leg. Increased fluid intake, an asprin, NSAID or other blood thinning medication may be appropriate. Al leg ultrasound may be prudent and sometime atherosclerotic or thombisis medication may be necessary. This pain should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
And -- if you are smoker -- quit!
Jun 3, 2012
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Multiple things: Depend on the cause of the claudication like vascular or neurogenic. For vascular you need to be on medications like Aspirin , u need to quit smoking, u need to control the predisposing factors like hypertention and diabetes, u need to be on anti-cholestrol medicine especially statins like lipitor, (atorvastatin) u must do walking excercise( not walking is bad), and probably try medicine like pletal. See doctor.

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