Diagnosing Restless Leg Syndrome can be difficult. It is important to visit your GP for diagnosis and to discuss treatment options so that you can be treated effectively.

 

Signs of Restless Leg Syndrome

 

 

The signs of Restless Leg Syndrome can range from mildly annoying to severely disabling. You may experience the symptoms only once in a while or they may plague you every night. In severe cases of Restless Leg Syndrome, you may experience symptoms in your arms as well as your legs. Restless Leg Syndrome causes a severe need to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable, unpleasant sensations in the legs.

 

Symptoms vary, ranging from “painful” to “burning” sensations inside patients legs or arms. Sometimes the need to move is present without the uncomfortable sensations and, sometimes, the arms or other body parts are involved in addition to the legs.

 

The need to move and unpleasant sensations are exclusively present or worsen during periods of rest or inactivity, such as lying or sitting. These feelings can be partially or totally relieved by movement, such as walking or stretching at least as long as the activity continues. The symptoms and unpleasant sensations are generally worse or exclusively occur in the evening or night.

 

Not only are the signs and symptoms of restless legs syndrome different from person to person, but they can be tricky to describe. Common descriptions include a “creepy-crawly” feeling, tingling, itching, prickling, burning, pulling, tugging, and aching. Some have said it feels as if bugs are crawling up their legs, a fizzy soda is bubbling through their veins, or they have a “deep bone itch.” Sometimes the symptoms are painful, but most often they are simply uncomfortable and disturbing1.

How to ease Restless Leg Syndrome

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Night-time and sleep tips to ease Restless leg Syndrome

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Signs you may have Restless Leg Syndrome

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Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome and who is affected

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Treating Restless Leg Syndrome

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Footnotes

  1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377168
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