Restless Leg Syndrome
What Are Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome?
Many people have become aware of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). The condition of restless leg syndrome is often associated with the following conditions and symptomatic criteria including:
- Feeling and sensation resulting in an urge to move limbs, especially legs
- Worsening of symptoms at rest. Some patients report symptoms are worse when lying down or sitting for long periods of time.
- Worsening of symptoms during the end of the day or at night.
- Improvement of symptomatic conditions with activity and movement.
If you are having difficulty describing the sensations you think might be restless leg syndrome, you are not alone!
Many other patients have a hard time describing the condition. Patients often describe the general feeling associated with Restless Leg Syndrome as something that feels just antsy, creepy, or uncomfortable. While most have these feelings in their legs, the syndrome can also occur in their arms. An urge to move while experiencing these symptoms is also common.
Rule Out Vein Problems, Treatment Options
Various treatment options for RLS include iron supplements, pharmacological treatment (drugs), lifestyle changes, and exercise.
In addition to consulting with your primary care Physician on the best course of treatment, a consult with a venous disease specialist (Vein Doctor), should be part of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Consulting with a venous specialist is essential to rule out venous disease as a possible underlying cause of RLS before embarking on a course of therapy. Treatment and diagnoses for restless leg syndrome should be sought if your discomfort is consistent.
Restless Leg Syndrome Diagnoses
Elite Vein Specialists offer diagnoses and treatment (if the underlying cause is vein related) for restless leg syndrome. If your RLS is caused by varicose veins or other venous insufficiency, our clinic specializes in treating these conditions.
Please schedule a consult with us if you are concerned about restless leg syndrome.