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Can leg claudication ever get better on its own?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: With exercise

Claudication symptoms can be improved with exercise.
With a regular program exercise endurance can improve. It is unlikely for symptoms ro go away on their own.

In brief: With exercise

Claudication symptoms can be improved with exercise.
With a regular program exercise endurance can improve. It is unlikely for symptoms ro go away on their own.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: With exercise

Claudication can get better with exercise.
Why? Because exercise improves the muscles ability to utilize oxygen efficiently. Athletes can run a marathon at high speeds because they trained their leg muscles. Similarly, although claudicants are unlikely to run a marathon, they can, with training, eventually walk long distances without pain. Not smoking, eating well, and medical treatment help too!

In brief: With exercise

Claudication can get better with exercise.
Why? Because exercise improves the muscles ability to utilize oxygen efficiently. Athletes can run a marathon at high speeds because they trained their leg muscles. Similarly, although claudicants are unlikely to run a marathon, they can, with training, eventually walk long distances without pain. Not smoking, eating well, and medical treatment help too!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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