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what eases restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Jimmy Lin
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise,hot soakleg: Resless leg syndrome (rls) is considered a sleep disorder. Need to check out iron deficiency, peripheral neuropathies, renal function, and certain medications. If all negative, can try exercise and hot soak to both feet (10 minutes) before bed.Or rx medication for RLS are Mirapex & requip (ropinirole). Others like Klonopin and Neurontin help also.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 9 years experience
Discover Cause: Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies(iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>.

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Phlebitis: You need to check with your physician for phlebitis or clot formation , if recurrent may need to rule out hypercoagulable problem or tendency to form clots.
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I have swelling in the back and side of my knee?

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How can I prevent my knee from dislocating? It feels like it is bowing backward instead of forward.

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Exam needed: Are you extremely flexible in all your joints ?The knee needs to be thoroughly and properly examined and compared to your other knee to determine if there is any ligamentous or muscular deficiency. Depending on the exam a customized exercise program may be all that is needed or bracing with surgery as a final resort.
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Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

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Possibly: Probably yes but role out other causes like severe cardiac dysjuntion/shock , medication related , cold exposure.

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