I have PAD and had a stent placed in the femoral artery. I have been walking 30 min twice weekly for two months, but still the pain in the calf and foot are as bad as ever. Any suggestions?
Hey Vegas Ray,
I had to look up your condition as I am not fimilar with it. I noted the following:
•Drugs that are approved for the management of intermittent claudication include pentoxifylline (Trental) and cilostazol (Pletal).
Don't know if you have tried these as you have had the stent placed in the artery already. These are usually prescribed as treatment before resorting to surgery. Just thought I would share though.
Walking is listed as the first treatment for claudification. Can you increase the number of times a week or the speed with which you walk so to increase the blood flow? Maybe some physical therapy would be effective in getting the blood flow back to the effected extremity.
Just my thoughts,
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