You may have heard about a condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). This condition is often associated with the following symptoms:
- Feeling and sensation resulting in an urge to move limbs, especially the legs.
- Symptoms may be worse when lying down, or sitting for long periods of time.
- Worsening of symptoms at the end of the day or at night.
- Improvement of conditions with activity and movement.
If you are having a hard time describing the sensations you think might be restless leg syndrome, you are not alone! Many patients have a difficult time describing the condition. The general feeling with Restless Leg Syndrome is often described by patients as “something feels antsy, creepy, or uncomfortable”. While most have these feeling in their legs, the syndrome can also occur in the arms. An urge to move while experiencing these symptoms is also common.
Rule Out Vein Problems
Various treatment options for RLS are available including supplements, medications, and lifestyle changes including exercise. A consultation with a venous disease specialist should be part of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. Consulting with a venous specialist is important to rule out venous disease as a possible underlying cause of RLS.