What kinds of doctors treat restless leg syndrome?

Do a sleep study. Restless leg syndrome is often a sleepdisorder related phenomenon. If it occurs basically at night, do a sleep study. It is bery treatable.
GP or neurologist. There are some medications that can help with restless leg syndrome. Also, you might want to get your iron level checked as that can play a role. You could start with a general practitioner.
Vascular Surgeon. Start with some blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon to rule out venous insufficiency.
Many kinds. Many family physicians and general internists are quite comfortable diagnosing and treating restless leg syndrome, although they may use specialists to do sleep studies. Rheumatologists, neurologists and sleep medicine doctors (psychiatrists, pulmonary physicians) also routinely treat rls. They should rule out iron deficiency first, since it may be associated with rls.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is restless leg syndrome?

See below. If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest than it 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 fellowship trained sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. Read more...

Is it necessary to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome? What does it stem from?

Yes. Can interfere with sleep effective treatments available--most cases cause unknown but can b associated with obesity smoking pregnancy & anemia. Read more...
Find Out Cause First. Rule out underlying causes that may can be treated such as mineral deficiencies, venous insufficiency or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medication for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking & drinking. Take a multi-vitamin with iron and save medication as last resort. Read more...

My primary doctor said I have sciatic nerve inflammation and also I have been experiencing restless leg syndrome for the past 2 months is there any re?

Yes. You have a number of things going on including anxiety, restless leg syndrome, and difficulty with your sciatic nerve. I like to kill two birds with one stone when i can. If you have generalized anxiety one option would be to treat the anxiety and the restless legs with klonopin (clonazepam). If you have a neuropathy then you could treat the neuropathy and the restless legs with Horizant and the anxiety with buspirone. Good luck to you. Also rule out sleep apnea. Read more...
Anti-inflam. Anti-inflammatory meds should help as will time. Walking is a great way to help low back pain. You RLS may not be related, or it may be more of a response to the pain. Read more...
Lumbar back pain. Lumbar back pain and sciatica may be caused by compressions at the level of the lumbar spine and sacrum. An appropriate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, pain management specialist would lead to clues on treatment. Rls is common in cases of injuries to the spinal cord, and it requires the use of imaging to rule out traumatic lesions and degenerative diseases. Read more...

My doctor prescribed mirapex for restless leg syndrome - is this safe to take with ambien (zolpidem)?

Probably not. Mirapex and Ambien (zolpidem) are both psychomotor depressants. When taken together, they can have additive psychomotor depression effects. Best to see your doctor for an alternative combination. Read more...

Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Medications. Requip (ropinirole) and Mirapex are fda approved for the treatment of rls. Non-prescription therapies include iron/vitamin c, vitamin b12, and folate (if indicated). Must evaluate for factors that can worsen RLS as well (e.g. Some medications and poor sleep habits). Consider evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist. Read more...
Discover Cause. Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies(iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Read more...

How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

Relaxation. Relaxation exercises, moderate exercise, tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm baths and massage have all been recommended for helping with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it may be caused by iron deficiency, therefore, correcting the deficiency may also help with the symptoms. Read more...
Hard to say. First thing is to exclude things that cause rls, like many medications (antihistamines and some antidepressants and major tranquillizers) and iron deficiency. There are many naturopathic and homeopathic remedies (restful legs powder, restedlegs), but there are no studies that really prove their worth. Some people benefit from trigger point therapy. See a naturopathic or homeopathic doctor for help. Read more...