Claudication, also referred to as intermittent claudication, is pain caused by reduced blood flow to the lower extremities. Claudication is a symptom of the disease called Peripheral artery or peripheral vascular disease (PAD or PVD) rather than a disease itself.
Claudication can cause:
- Pain in calves, thighs, feet, or other parts of the lower extremities
- Pain at rest, that gets worse with movement
- Discolored skin
- Weakness in leg
- Aching or burning sensation in extremities