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Pain below ankle after long walks, lately foot and lower leg seems to be cold. Cause?

i get a pain from about 2 inch below my ankle and about 6 inch up the front of my leg. this only happens when i go walking. usually comes on after about 1/2 - 1 mile and then eases. Recently it got so severe after a mile I had to stop. I have now noticed that my foot and lower leg seems to feel colder than the other leg but not to touch
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hi, many thanks for the query!
This is the classical history of "Peripheral Vascular Disease", if you are smoking or chewing tobacco further confirms the diagnosis.
Check with your doctor- "ankle brachial pressure index", if abnormal (more likely to be abnormal in your case) then
Do "colour doppler of both arterial & venous system" of the affected (cold) limb.
Check your blood pressure, blood sugar level, blood lipid profile.
Treatment includes- First stop smoking/taking tobacco in any form.
Management of Diabetes, Hypertension & Hypercholesterolemia if you are having it, anti-platelet drugs with your doctor's opinion.
Do regular exercise.
Wish you a good health. Take care.
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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