Features December 2017 Issue

Hair of the Dog: Walking Is the Best Medicine for Legs that Cramp when Walking

Walking quickly helps grow blood vessels that prevent leg cramps.

Hair of the Dog: Walking Is the Best Medicine for Legs that Cramp when Walking

For painful peripheral arterial disease, exercise therapy works best.

For patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease (PAD), walking from one room to another can be a slow, painful journey. Thatís because fatty plaques in their leg arteries obstruct blood flow, causing leg cramps. This type of cramping that is triggered by exercise and relieved by rest is called claudication.

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