Harvard Health Blog
Leg pain when you walk? Don’t ignore it
Leg pain when you walk? Donít ignore it By: Kelly Bilodeau, Executive Editor, Harvard Womenís Health Watch Walking is often touted as a perfect exercise to improve multiple aspects of health. But what if walking causes leg pain? Many people shrug off leg pain when they walk as a normal part of aging. In some cases, though, itís the sign of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can put heart and brain health at risk.