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Restless Leg Syndrome

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Rеѕtlеѕѕ lеg ѕуndrоmе (RLS) is characterized by a persistent desire to move the legs. It іѕ often considered a ѕlеер disorder bесаuѕе it can interfere with ѕlеер. In most cases, restless leg syndrome and venous insufficiency go hand-in-hand. 

We recommend that if you have symptoms of restless leg syndrome and visible veins, you should consider an evaluation from an experienced and qualified vein doctor. The vein specialists at Vein Specialist Centers in Edison, Mt. Laurel, Princeton, Point Pleasant, and Wayne, NJ, are trained and highly experienced in the treatment of restless leg syndrome. Before devising a treatment plan, we will carefully evaluate your situation to determine whether or not venous insufficiency is the cause of your restless leg syndrome. 

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

The causes of restless leg syndrome are multifactorial and often elusive. In some cases, underlying venous insufficiency is the primary cause of restless leg syndrome. 

Signs of Restless Leg Syndrome

You may have restless leg syndrome if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms. 

  • Strong and irresistible urge to move your legs
  • Uncomfortable sensations in your legs

Symptoms often get worse when you are sitting or lying down, and at night. Sometimes symptoms can be relieved by walking or stretching. 

Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment 

Treatments to get rid of restless leg syndrome vary by person. Sometimes medications will be prescribed. Unfortunately, prescriptions including Requip are often trialed, but with poor results. While some relief can be obtained with appropriate hydration, exercise, magnesium supplementation, and elimination of unnecessary medications, there is good reason to consider an evaluation of vein disease as a potential cause.  

Schedule a consultation with the best vein doctors in New York and New Jersey to evaluate your restless leg syndrome. When you complete a virtual consultation, you can submit information surrounding your condition electronically and one of our vein specialists will review it. You will then receive a personalized response from a vein doctor with the next steps included. 

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

You can start preparing for your appointment before or after you schedule your initial consultation with Vein Specialist Centers. The first thing you can do is write down your symptoms, including when they started and the frequency at which they occur. You can also get together any medical history, including a list of any prescriptions you are currently taking. 

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be greeted by our friendly and attentive staff. We scheduled generous appointment times to allow you to maximize your time with your vein doctor. To take advantage of this, create questions for your vein specialist.

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