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.