Top
10
Doctor insights on: Intermittent Claudication Leg Injuries And Disorders

Share
1

1
How to treat intermittent claudication of both legs?

How to treat intermittent claudication of both legs?

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

Dr. Andres Katz
364 doctors shared insights

Intermittent Claudication (Definition)

Claudication is pain in the legs. Intermittent is not constant. It usually occurs after walking short distances. Walk = pain. Rest and the pain goes away. Walk and the pain returns. This indicates a blockage of the blood flow into the legs so when you need more blood / oxygen with walking or activity, you don't get it because of the ...Read more


2

2
Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

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

3

3
How do physicians treat intermittent claudication of both legs?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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.

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.

Claudication: If you're able to run with PVD you're doing pretty durn well. Compression stockings are used for venous disease not arterial disease. They could actually give you a problem with exercise unless you also have venous disease. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

Intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

It can.: Individuals with claudication frequently have disease in other vascular territories(carotid , coronary artery disease) . Treatment of risk factors and prompt diagnosis is essential. See your doctor ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How to cure intermittent claudication and get active again?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I've just been told I have intermittent claudication, should I be concerned?

Yes: Time to change. Need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking. Control hypertension and cholesterol. Develope treatment plan with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Anyone know if DVT and intermittent claudication are related?

Anyone know if DVT and intermittent claudication are related?

DVT vs ischemia: Dvt is formation of clot in veins, which are responsible for returning blood back to the heart. Claudication is pain associated with decreased blood flow to tissue, arising commonly from narrowing of the small arteries that deliver blood/oxygen from the heart. Both are related to blood vessels, one being a vein the other being an artery. ...Read more

10

10
Is IV chelation therapy effective for intermittent claudication?

Yes: Probably the best-studied use of edta chelation therapy has been for intermittent claudication (peripheral vascular disease). Contact the american college for advancement in medicine (www.Acam.Org) for clinical studies and names of physicians in your area who provide this treatment. Chelation therapy improves blood flow throughout the body, and benefits a wide range of ischemic conditions. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Berry
1 doctor shared a insight

Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more