This medical term refers to a possible deadly condition where a clot forms in the deep veins of the thighs or calves. If these clots are released and travel to the heart and lungs they can cause death. Jack who is in his 50’s works as a manager in the beverage department of one of the large strip casinos. Several years ago he developed deep venous thrombosis and despite hospitalization and medication they were not able to dissolve the clot. So to prevent the possibility of the clot breaking free and traveling north they sewed in a mess in the abdominal vena cava to catch any stray clots. However, this clot that would not go away was causing in Jack’s words severe leg cramps that come once every 2 weeks. They can last from 5-6 minutes to all night. Muscle relaxers just do not help. From my ankle down to toes is black and blue. I can not the touch skin in this area It is so sensitive. The foot pain is a 7 on a scale of 10. It was decided to treat Jack with chelation therapy. Within 15 treatments ( 2 months of therapy) his severe cramps and foot pain resolved completely. Chelation has the amazing ability to restore circulation to its pre-diseased condition thus allowing oxygen rich blood to restore disease tissue to healthy tissue and thus eliminate pain.