Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Exercise for intermittent claudication


Intermittent claudication is an early symptom of obliterative vascular disease affecting the main arteries supplying the legs. Atherosclerosis is the commonest cause, and although it is progressive, its symptoms may not be: intermittent claudication may develop suddenly or insidiously, and then progress to pain at rest, gangrene and amputation, but more commonly to partial or complete remission with a possible late relapse.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.