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A 39-year-old female asked:

What can cause pulling sensation in legs from around knee down to above ankle esp. when lying down and driving. husband says i often twitch when sleep

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Restless Legs: 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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Likely restless leg: Your symptoms suggesting possible restless leg syndrome. It is quite common and mostly occurs during sleep. Symptoms can vary quite a bit from mild tingling/itching, crawling, burning, aching to severe pain etc.. and a need to move It seems a bit more common in females. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, pregnancy are just few examples of common causes. I recommend checking with doc. Good luck
Last updated Sep 3, 2018


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