Vascular Claudication Specialist
Vascular Management Associates
Vascular Surgeons & Interventional Cardiologists located in New Brunswick, NJ
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?
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?
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.
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