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Would lack of use of leg muscles give symptoms of claudication? Can the 2 be confused?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: No

Claudication is characterized by pain in the leg muscles upon walking certain distances.
It is caused by blockages in leg arteries depriving the blood supply needed for activities like walking. Resting, or stopping, relieves the pain because less oxygen is needed at rest.

In brief: No

Claudication is characterized by pain in the leg muscles upon walking certain distances.
It is caused by blockages in leg arteries depriving the blood supply needed for activities like walking. Resting, or stopping, relieves the pain because less oxygen is needed at rest.
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