Hair of the Dog: Walking Is the Best Medicine for Legs that Crampwhen 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. Thats 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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