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How Do Physicians Treat Intermittent Claudication Of Both Legs
Exercise: The best treatment for intermittent claudication is a supervised daily exercise program. This typically involves 30 minutes of daily walking. It has been proven that this alone will increase people's distance walked / endurance. In addition best medical management involves a daily Aspirin and a statin to lower the LDL cholesterol to levels < 100. No surgery unless symptoms are disabling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intermittent claudication is also known as Peripheral vascular disease. Intermittent claudication is a condition in which a person has arterial disease that decreases the blood flow to his legs, so that he has pain on walking due to inadequate blood flow to ...Read more
Stop smoking: And also see a vascular specialist to get duplex ultrasound scan of leg. Your physician can advise you regarding further work up such as ct scan or angiogram. Staying active and walking helps by building collateral vessels, so scheduled exercise helps. Pletal taken twice daily has been shown to help certain percentage of individuals. ...Read more
No: Restless leg is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, usually at rest; no exact cause is known although certain conditions are associated or increase risk. Intermittent claudication is discomfort or pain usually brought on by activity and relieved by rest; most commonly due to poor arterial blood flow (peripheral vascular disease). ...Read more
Should you wear commercial (or non) compression socks/stockings to alleviate intermittent claudication in lower legs when running? Help or hurt? Progressed to running with less pain-but pace is slow.
Depends on cause: There are two types one is neurogenic and the other vascular. Treatments are very different. Firstly the cause needs to be confirmed. Secondly both produce pain with walking (the latter may have pain even at rest and this is not a good sign). So i would suggest see your pmd and get a work-up. ...Read more
Depends....: There are basically 2 types of claudication: one from compression of your spinal cord and the other from lack of blood flow. The former generally causes pain in the legs when standing and doesn't go away with rest. It requires a physician evaluation. The latter is best treated with exercise. Of concern is the existence of heart disease and risk of stroke in this case - see your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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