In both men and women, unexplained persistent pain in the legs can signal peripheral artery disease (PAD). Muscle cramps in the calves, thighs, or hips may also indicate a PAD diagnosis.
Peripheral artery disease affects over six and a half million people in the United States, particularly those over 40. Your risk of experiencing PAD increases if you have a family history of PAD or heart disease, or if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or excess weight.
PAD can be quite serious and should be diagnosed and treated to prevent amputations, heart attack, and stroke.
If you are experiencing undiagnosed leg pain, a vascular and vein screening could be your breakthrough to relief.