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Pain pp 1283-1286 | Cite as

Claudication

  • Dipty ManglaEmail author
  • Hersimren Basi
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Abstract

Claudication refers to impairment in walking, pain, discomfort, numbness, or tiredness in the legs that occurs during walking or standing and is relieved by rest. Claudication is a manifestation of either peripheral arterial disease or spinal stenosis. The aim of this chapter is to recognize claudication, differentiate between vascular or neurogenic claudication, and the management of claudication.

Keywords

Claudication Neurogenic claudication Vascular claudication Leg pain Ischemic leg pain Peripheral arterial disease Lumbar spine stenosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain ManagementAtlantiCare Health SystemPomonaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pain ManagementAnesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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