Yes. The pain is called claudication. It happends when walking causes the lower extremity to require more oxygen rich blood than can be suplied due to the blockage. Usually resolves with rest.
I have been diagnosed with sever focal stenosis with claudication in my left superficial femoral artery. What can be done to improve this condidtion?
Vascular disease. You need to be evaluated by a vascular physician who could be either a cardiologist with peripheral vascular sub-specialty or a vascular surgeon. You're describing symptomatic type of peripheral vascular disease and there is a risk of progressing to limb ischemia and complications. Should you develop any left leg pain at rest, coldness, or loss of sensation/numbness, then you should go to the ED. Read more...