Could restless leg syndrome cause knee problems?

See below. What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval.

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What causes restless leg syndrome? And when the shoulder, hip & knee hurts on the same side?

No known causes. But pain in the joints deserves an exam to rule out non-restless leg causes. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191. Read more...
RLS. It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to diagnose it. Read more...

Waiting for a knee reconstruction and I have restless leg syndrome how can I help control it. Its keeping me me awake at night?

See below. If you truly have RLS (determined clinically), medications (such as dopaminergics) can help control it. Avoid caffeine at night. You can alleviate some of the discomfort with gentle leg stretching exercises. Try to regularize your sleep time. A sleep medicine specialist can evaluate you for rls. Hope this helps! Read more...

Serious knee joint pain. I cannot rest my knee because of restless leg syndrome and plmd? How can I alleviate these symptoms?

Doesn't sound RLS. Severe knee joint pain is not associated with either pmld or rls. You may have arthritis of the knee instead. You may have a combination of the two. Rls needs to be investigated for known medical causes like anemia and neuropathy and treated accordingly. If there are no underlying causes there are medications that help. Please get evaluated, your pcp can help you. Read more...

How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

By disrupting sleep. Patients with RLS at night can also have a disorder called periodic limb movement disorder (plmd). This condition results in repetitive leg twitches, which can fragment your sleep, making sleep non-restorative. The only way to know whether you have plmd is to do a sleep study. Talk to your physician. Read more...
RLS. Rls can cause insomnia, or it can cause frequent minor waking up spells and non restorative sleep. Read more...