Rest pain

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Rest pain is a continuous burning pain due to ischaemia of the lower leg. It begins, or is aggravated, after reclining and is relieved by sitting or standing. Risk factors include claudication. Most commonly it affects metatarsal phalangeal joint of the foot. It can also aggravate and become a limb threatening condition.

Sympathectomy is used to improve the life of the individual. Grafting, ballooning and omentoplasty are a few of the other alternatives.