FAQ – Leg Cramps

Why do I get cramps in my legs when I walk?

Sometimes blood vessels in the legs cannot deliver enough oxygen to the muscles due to plaque buildup or narrowing of the walls of the blood vessels.  This can cause cramping in the legs while walking, also known as claudication.  You may find the need to rest in order to continue your walking. Leg cramps in the calf muscles can be a sign of peripheral vascular disease, also known as PAD and should be evaluated by a podiatrist.  If you experience  these types of problems call us for an appointment.