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Can restless leg syndrome cause symptoms in the upper extremities too (hands and arms)?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Restless legs

Yes, the syndrome can affect the upper extremities as well

In brief: Restless legs

Yes, the syndrome can affect the upper extremities as well
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Restless legs/arms

Yes. It can occur in any limb in the body with an irresistible urge to move.
It is made worse by alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. Good sleep habits can help reduce the symptoms. Cause is unknown but it does tend to occur in families.

In brief: Restless legs/arms

Yes. It can occur in any limb in the body with an irresistible urge to move.
It is made worse by alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. Good sleep habits can help reduce the symptoms. Cause is unknown but it does tend to occur in families.
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