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What are some signs of claudication?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Varies

Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience).
A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy.

In brief: Varies

Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience).
A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Steven Bender
People may also have jaw claudication with various illnesses.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: "Charlie Horse"

"claudication" is defined as leg muscle cramping while exercising.
It is due to a shortage of blood flow and subsequently a shortage of oxygen to the muscle. Classic signs are leg cramps with walking, relieved by rest and reproducible at a regular distance. Leg cramps while at rest are usually not related to artery problems.

In brief: "Charlie Horse"

"claudication" is defined as leg muscle cramping while exercising.
It is due to a shortage of blood flow and subsequently a shortage of oxygen to the muscle. Classic signs are leg cramps with walking, relieved by rest and reproducible at a regular distance. Leg cramps while at rest are usually not related to artery problems.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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