High cholesterol: Two painful sensations to watch out for in your arm – Times of India

It is important that we maintain a balanced level of cholesterol in the body, since it can cause fatty build-ups in the arteries, leading to reduced blood flow to the arms and legs. This condition is also called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which causes acute pain.

Therefore, the Mayo Clinic reveals that pain, while using one’s arm, could be a tell-tale sign of raising cholesterol.

If left untreated, the pain could take the form of aching and cramping when knitting, writing or doing other manual tasks, as per the health body. The entire process of pain beginning from the start of the movement to a resting position is also called claudication.

UK’s National Health Services says that the pain can range from mild to severe, and usually goes away after a few minutes when you rest your legs.”

“Both legs are often affected at the same time, although the pain may be worse in one leg,” it adds.