Intermitent Claudication

This concerns a peripheral arterial disease located in the legs. It is also called "the syndrome of restless legs."

When a physician that is not familiar with this disorder encounters a patient that presents with this syndrome, he can be confused. Commonly, the person who suffers the condition tells the doctors that the symptoms are difficult to describe: some say that their legs feel heavy or light, or agitated or restless. The physicians Boghen and Péyronnard, after observing several patients suffering from this, defined the syndrome as "imprecise profound and unpleasant sensations in the legs which produce the urgent need to move them." But unfortunately, nothing can be contributed with respect to the necessary treatment, and it has to be the patient himself through his own experience that finds the methods that best alleviate it.