Restless Leg Syndrome

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a condition that causes twitching, movement, and discomfort in the legs. It is a common condition that can affect up to one in 10 people in their lifetime. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) may go away on its own or with at-home remedies. If the condition persists, you may need further treatment. CVD Vein Clinic offers treatment for RLS. Give us a call today for a consultation and we can figure out the best treatment plan for your RLS.

Types of Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Treatment in Fall River, MA

There are two main types of RLS: primary (or idiopathic) RLS, and secondary RLS. Primary RLS is the most common and usually begins before the age of 40. It may have a genetic cause, and tends to persist or worsen over time. Secondary RLS is the result of another disease or condition and is not typically hereditary.

Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms

The most common symptoms of restless leg syndrome include the irresistible need to move the legs, and aching, itching, or tingling feelings in the legs. These symptoms tend to occur when you are resting or not moving, which means RLS can often make it difficult to sleep for those suffering from the condition.


What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

RLS can be caused by a disease or medication, or it can be a genetic, lifelong condition. RLS can also be caused by pregnancy, anemia, or venous insufficiency. Whatever the cause of your RLS, CVD Vein Clinic can help you find the relief you need.


How We Diagnose Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is diagnosed based on our assessment of your symptoms, and the exam conducted by our team. If you experience an intense urge to move your legs, discomfort or pain in the legs, and this sensation gets worse at night or when you are resting, you may have RLS. CVD Vein Clinic has decades of experience diagnosing and treating RLS.


Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS can be treated with home remedies such as stress reduction and sleep hygiene. However, these at-home treatments might not effectively reduce your RLS. CVD Vein Clinic can help you find lasting solutions for RLS to regain your quality of life. Sometimes RLS patients need to be prescribed medications to help with the vein condition.


Do Home Remedies Work on RLS?

Some individuals can find relief from RLS with home remedies like warm baths, massages, warm or cool packs, exercise, and yoga. While exercise can help in some cases of RLS, there is also a chance it can make symptoms worse in some cases. CVD Vein Clinic can help you figure out the best treatment plan for your RLS.


Contact Us Today for Relief From RLS

With more than 30 years of collective experience, our team of board-certified surgeons is equipped to give you advanced and proven treatment for your RLS. If you think you may have restless leg syndrome, give us a call or schedule a free consultation online. Our board-certified surgical team is highly trained and is here to help you get relief from your RLS.