Exercising Your Arms May Reduce Leg Pain, Improve Blood Flow

If you suffer leg pain from peripheral arterial disease, new research suggests that alternative exercises may provide relief.

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According to a study recently presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions, exercising your arms may help reduce leg discomfort associated with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a common condition that affects eight to 12 million Americans, and is characterized by a blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the legs, resulting in pain, tightness, and/or weakness during walking.
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