What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a common cause of leg pain. RLS is a neurological disorder which has unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings in the legs. You have an incredible urge to move when you are trying to rest, especially when in bed. Leg pain does get relief with leg movement, even though it?s brief. Symptoms tend to get worse in the evening. Leg sensations can vary from uncomfortable to painful. RLS can lead to insomnia and daytime drowsiness. RLS can make traveling difficult. RLS does begin slowly and the legs become more affected over time. Restless Leg Syndrome can start at any age. RLS is also considered a sleep disorder since it disrupts your sleep. Restless Leg Syndrome can be treated. RLS often goes unrecognized. Many people do not get diagnosed until 10 or more years later. RLS can occur in the arms, but is not common. If RLS is left untreated, severe cases could lead to depression.

RLS Symptoms:
  • Burning
  • Creepy
  • Insect-like crawling in the legs
  • Itchy
  • Pins and needles

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