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What is the treatment for leg claudication?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Harris Cohen
And -- if you are smoker -- quit!
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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