Chronic pain during walking may link to Peripheral artery disease

Calf pain or thigh pain is known to be a common symptom of Peripheral artery disease (PAD). It occurs when walking short distances. It happens because of the reduction of the blood flow to the body’s muscles during walk. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the PAD connected pain generally ends when you stop walking but it returns when you walk again.

During walk, the muscles do not get enough blood flow, when it is at rest the muscles gets adequate blood flow, and the pain disappears.

Diabetics, people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and older people are at the highest risk of PAD. Chronic pain during walk and depart of pain when you stop walking needs medical advice immediately.

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