You already know that the pain in your legs is brought on by exercise, but you don’t have a pulled muscle or shin splints. You don’t know exactly what is wrong, but you know there is a problem. One answer that isn’t so obvious might be claudication.
Claudication is discomfort in the lower limbs from walking or exercising and is a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is due to plaque buildup in the arteries, reducing circulation to certain areas in the body.
It can be disheartening, and alarming, to be diagnosed with claudication.