Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs - Symptoms
Many people who have
peripheral arterial disease (PAD) don't have
If you do have symptoms, you may have a tight, aching,
or squeezing pain in your calf, thigh, or buttock. This pain, called
intermittent claudication, usually happens after you
have walked a certain distance.
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For example, your pain may always start after
you have walked a block or two or after a few minutes. The pain goes away if
you stop walking. As PAD gets worse, you may have pain in your foot or toe when
you aren't walking.
Only about 1 out of 5 people with PAD have intermittent claudication.1
Other symptoms of peripheral arterial disease of
the legs may include:
Weak or tired legs.
Difficulty walking or
Cold and numb feet or toes.
Sores that are slow to
Foot pain while you are at rest, which means that PAD is