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Clogged blood vessel: claudication by definition is pain on exertion and relief of pain at rest. Typically it is pain legs on walking and goes away by stopping. Claudication is considered one of the early symptoms of vascular disease it can become serious if it keeps getting worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seriously Painful: Peripheral vascular occlusive disease w/ claudication means there are partial blockages of arteries in the legs.When person walks, the leg muscles become short of oxygen due to low blood flow resulting in pain.The pain is relieved by stopping & resting. It restricts many activities.Stopping smoking, getting regular exercise, controlling diabetes, etc. & using anticlotting agents like aspirin help. ...Read more
Vascular disease: Claudication refers to pain on activity, usually pain in the leg on walking. It is due to narrowing of arteries, usually due to atherosclerosis. It may also be referred to as peripheral vascular disease and has a high degree of association with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg Pain: Claudication from the latin "claudus, " or "to limp, " refers to a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (pad) which generally is described as a cramp or a tightness, most commonly of the calf muscles, with walking the same distance everytime. See a vascular surgeon who can further test for pad and discuss with you treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience). A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend: If it is intermittent or vascular, treatment is aimed to improving circulation (stop smoking, exercise, some medication, sometimes surgery). If it is neurogenic (spinal), therapy, perhaps medication, injections, & surgery can work. Treatment of either type may increase the ability of exercise. ...Read more
It varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking. It can come from blocked arteries (vascular claudication). If the block is severe, the health of the leg can be compromised. Neurogenic claudication comes from narrowed space for the nerves in the low back. If that tightness (stenosis) is severe, nerve function can be permanently damaged. Milder cases of both types of claudication may not threaten tissues. ...Read more
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