Claudication

Claudication

Claudication is a symptom of peripheral vascular disease, involving discomfort or pain in your legs that happens when you walk and goes away when you rest. You may not always feel pain; instead you may feel a tightness, heaviness, cramping, or weakness in one or both of your legs. Claudication often occurs more quickly if you walk uphill or up a flight of stairs. Over time, you may feel claudication at shorter walking distances, as the degree of artery blockage worsens.

To learn more about claudication, we invite you to visit the American Heart Association's website.