Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

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Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease
26 Mar 2017 - General
Thank you for sharing this article. There are a whole list of differentials for leg pain ranging from infection, autoimmune, vascular, inflammatory, neurological etc, What is important to tie in with other concurrent symptoms to arrive at the correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. The most common cause is usually muscle cramp from over exercise or lactate acidosis. However conditions like vascular claudication, neurogenic claudication, deep vein thrombosis and popliteal aneurysms need to be rul...
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Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (PAOD) is more common than we think because patients are asymptomatic 50% of the time. Intermittent claudication or leg pain with physical activity is experienced when metabolically active muscles demand more blood supply from obstructed vessels. This can be reproduced when pressing the belly of calf muscle called Homan's sign during physical examination. It is very important for us HCPs to determine if vascular insufficiency is venous or arterial of ori...
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