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What is restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

It is a syndrome whereby a person's leg either moves involuntarily or sometimes the leg moves because the person feels the need to move it as it is bothering them in some capacity...

Answered Oct 8, 2019

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

Rls should meet these criteria: 1- urge to move legs, also can affect arms. 2-moving the legs relieves that uncomfortable feeling for a short period of time. 3-should happen near bedtime. In severe cases even daytime. 4- it can cause insomnia and eventually daytime sleepiness.

Answered May 22, 2019

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

U get sensations in lower legs between the knees & ankles. There is discomfort unless u move your legs, mostly at night when lay down or in daytime when sit down , like creepy crawlers feelings, may last for @ an hour, & u feel the urge to move or walk. Symptoms worsen during stress & relieved by moving about. Can interfere with sleep.

Answered May 22, 2019

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Dr. Jerome Lisk answered

Specializes in Neurology

Restless Leg is a condition where you have an uncomfortable sensation (burning, crawling, cramping, aching, tingling, etc.) in you legs that cause an urgent/irresistible need to move your legs (walking, moving legs, messaging, rubbing, etc.). This movement usually occurs when going to bed and can progress to the daytime and sometimes to the arms. See a movement disorder neurologist for Treatment.

Answered Aug 31, 2016

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis.

Answered Aug 25, 2018

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

Specializes in

Dr. Your family doctor should be well-equipped to treat you for restless leg syndrome. Am sure that he or she knows the standard protocol for the treatment of this condition. I also know how miserable the condition is so you would want to get in as soon as possible. Certain blood tests will need to be run to rule out other physical clauses and then medication will be prescribed. Best wishes.

Answered May 18, 2018

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Dr. Forshing Lui answered

Specializes in Neurology

1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids.

Answered Jun 18, 2014

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