Restless Leg Syndrome
What are the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome?
Many people have become aware of a condition commonly known as 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 longs periods of time.
- Worsening of symptoms at the end of the day and or at night.
- Improvement of symptomatic conditions with activity and movement.
If you are having a hard time describing the sensations that you think might be restless leg syndrome, you are not alone! Many other patients have difficulty describing this condition. The general feeling associated with RLS is often described by patients as feeling “just antsy,” “creepy,” or “uncomfortable.” While most have these feelings in their legs, the syndrome can occur in arms as well. An urge to move while experiencing these symptoms is also common.
Rule Out Vein Problems, Treatment Options
Various treatment options for RLS are available including iron supplements, pharmacological treatment (drugs), and lifestyle changes including exercise. In addition to consulting with your primary care physician on the best course of treatment, a consult with Dr. Krikorian and his staff should be part of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan to rule out venous disease as a possible underlying cause of RLS before embarking on a course of therapy. Treatment and diagnosis for RLS should be sought if your discomfort is consistent.
Restless Leg Syndrome Diagnosis
St. Louis Vein & Endovascular offers diagnosis and treatment of RLS when the underlying cause is vein related. If your RLS is caused by varicose veins or venous insufficiencies, our clinic specializes in the treatment of these conditions. Please schedule a free consultation with us if you are concerned about RLS.