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Went to lunch with my family. Noticed things that were worrisome. What are the symptoms of claudication and who can get it?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Leg pain

When the muscles exercise and there is not enough blood flow the muscles will secrete lactic acid.
This causes pain. The pain usually goes away at rest. This is known as claudication. Walking is most often effected by this. People that have risk factors for PVD are likely to have claudication.

In brief: Leg pain

When the muscles exercise and there is not enough blood flow the muscles will secrete lactic acid.
This causes pain. The pain usually goes away at rest. This is known as claudication. Walking is most often effected by this. People that have risk factors for PVD are likely to have claudication.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscular pain

Claudication is the technical term for narrowing of the blood supply to muscles.
It is due to lipid deposits in the arteries. People who have it exercise the muscle so supplied, briefly and then experience extreme pain (like a charly horse) and have to stop and recover. It is most common in the legs. You should go to your family doctor to evaluate this.

In brief: Muscular pain

Claudication is the technical term for narrowing of the blood supply to muscles.
It is due to lipid deposits in the arteries. People who have it exercise the muscle so supplied, briefly and then experience extreme pain (like a charly horse) and have to stop and recover. It is most common in the legs. You should go to your family doctor to evaluate this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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