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Vascular Claudication Specialist

Vascular Management Associates

Vascular Surgeons & Interventional Cardiologists located in New Brunswick, NJ

Arm or leg pain stemming from vascular claudication can make it hard to enjoy your typical daily routines. Many people accept this discomfort in the belief that it’s just another part of growing older. In reality, there are specific causes of vascular claudication, and targeted treatments that can relieve pain. Many residents of New Brunswick, New Jersey, find relief through treatment from Vascular Management Associates, where a team of interventional radiologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons offer comprehensive care for all aspects of vascular health.

Vascular Claudication Q & A

What is vascular claudication?

The term vascular claudication refers to a condition where your blood is not able to circulate properly. It usually impacts your legs, but it can also affect your arms. Vascular claudication can be painful, and far too many people accept that pain as a simple part of growing older.

The practitioners at Vascular Management Associates use several diagnostic tools to determine if vascular claudication causes your pain. Some of the more common screening options include:

  • Monitoring the pulse in your feet
    Doppler ultrasound to check for proper blood flow
    Ankle-brachial index to compare blood flow in your arms and legs
    Magnetic resonance imaging to check for signs of plaque
    There’s no need to live with pain caused by vascular claudication when there are effective treatment options available.
What are the causes of vascular claudication?
The word claudication comes from the Latin word “claudicare,” which means “to limp.” For most men and women, the pain associated with vascular claudication worsens while walking, and lessens during periods of rest.

There are a number of factors that can lead to vascular claudication. Most commonly, peripheral artery disease is the predominant causal factor.

Peripheral artery (arterial) disease occurs when there are large volumes of plaque in your arteries. That plaque can cause your arterial walls to stiffen, a condition known as atherosclerosis. Eventually, your arteries become so narrow that it’s impossible for sufficient blood to flow to your legs.

Without adequate oxygenated blood, your leg muscles begin to burn and ache. Leg cramping and leg pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on how advanced your peripheral artery disease is and your level of physical activity.

How is vascular claudication treated?
For some patients, angioplasty is the best treatment approach. This surgical procedure widens narrowed arteries and improves circulation.

Vascular surgery is another option; it involves removing a healthy blood vessel from one area of your body and repositioning it in an area with impeded blood flow. All of these options are minimally invasive and have a demonstrated record of success.

A vascular claudication diagnosis can be stressful, but there are safe and effective ways to treat the condition. At Vascular Management Associates, you’re supported by a team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals throughout your treatment.

Conditions We Treat

Peripheral Arterial Disease

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End Stage Renal Disease

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Venous Disease

Blood clots can form in the veins and obstruct flow back to the heart resulting in swelling and pain in the extremities (limbs). A blood clot can possibly break off and travel to the lungs...

Our Providers

Dr. Peter Farrugia

 Interventional Cardiologist

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  • 317 George Street, Suite 412, 4th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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