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A 51-year-old female asked:

for years have suffered with rls, have been able to manage it with meds.since hip replacement have been suffering even w/ meds. why are the 2 connecte?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 14 years experience
Stress/ immobility: Anything that stresses the body, such as physical illness, mental stress, or the strain of surgery, can worsen RLS and other movement disorders. You may also not be able to move around as easily due to the hip surgery. The worsening will hopefully be transient, but discuss with your doctor adjusting your medicines if the symptoms persist.

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