What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition that is characterized by an unpleasant sensation in the legs that creates an irresistible urge to move the legs. The condition has been classified as  both a sleeping and movement disorder due to symptoms being triggered when a person attempts to sleep or rest and the fact that people are forced to maneuver their legs to relieve the symptoms.

The condition can negatively affect the daily lives of those who suffer from it by causing exhaustion due to lack of sleep. Those who live with the disorder often experience severe changes in mood and poor concentration which can negatively affect their performance at work and school, and also cause strains in their personal relationships.

At The Vein Clinic, we are happy to help patients find relief from the discomfort associated with having RLS. We offer restless leg syndrome treatment to patients living in both Utah County, UT, and Salt Lake County, UT.

Signs and Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

While there are many causes of restless leg syndrome, the condition has often been associated with certain chronic diseases. For example, patients who suffer from venous insufficiency have reported experiencing the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Treating the primary condition responsible for causing the RLS symptoms has been known to help alleviate the discomfort associated with the condition.

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There are many possible symptoms of restless leg syndrome including:

  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Leg Cramps
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Urge To Move

Restless Leg Syndrome Treatments

When patients suffer from both RLS and venous insufficiency, treating the venous insufficiency can drastically improve the patient’s symptoms and quality of life. Venous insufficiency is a condition where a patient’s veins have trouble carrying blood from the limbs back to the heart. The condition is commonly caused by venous diseases such as varicose veins or spider veins which are veins that have missing or impaired valves. Patients who suffer from these venous diseases often experience restless leg syndrome.

We offer a variety of treatment options that include both procedural and non-procedural treatments. Our procedural treatment options include treatment of both long-segment veins and tributary veins. Treatment for long-segment veins includes endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and medical adhesives. The tributary veins associated with RLS can be treated through ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

The non-procedural treatments can consist of the use of self-care tactics such as wearing compression stockings, elevating legs, or weight loss when applicable. We also employ the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help relieve pain.

How We Can Help

We understand that it can be hard living with restless leg syndrome so that is why we offer a variety of treatment options that work to help patients find relief from their pain and discomfort. You can put your trust in our professional and friendly staff and know that you’ll get the care you need. We offer same-day appointments to patients living near Utah County, UT, and Salt Lake County, UT, so just make sure you call of ahead.

Interested in receiving more information on our restless leg syndrome treatment options? Call our office at 844-316-8771.

“I had a great and comfortable experience meeting with the team this morning at The Vein Clinic. I do not hesitate recommending them.”

~ Michael Bell