Ankle Blood Pressure
Checking the pressures in your ankles, along with the doppler and pressure signals in your arteries at the ankle, is a good test to confirm claudication.
It is inexpensive. In addition to diagnosing claudication, ankle pressures are used to calculate an abi (ankle brachial index
), an imporant number. Low abi means you are at higher your risk of heart attack
, and need medical management!