RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME | RESTLESS LEGS
Many cases of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) / Restless Legs have been associated with varicose veins. These patients with RLS share similar symptoms:
- A strong urge to move your legs which you may not be able to resist.
- Symptoms become worse with resting
- Symptoms get better with activity.
- Symptoms are worse in the evening especially when you are lying down.
Varicose Veins may be an overlooked cause in many patients who suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS). For these individuals, treating the cause and not the symptoms can dramatically alter their life.
As a dedicated varicose vein specialist, I have been exposed to every symptomatic manifestation of superficial venous insufficiency. I routinely hear patients complain of “charlie-horses”, “leg cramps”, or even “restless legs” which is worse during the evening hours. In fact, patients with restless leg syndrome (RLS) and patients with superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) share two things in common: 1) both experience worsening symptoms with inactivity, and 2) both experience improvement of symptoms with activity.
If you have been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome, getting evaluated for underlying varicose veins may be of tremendous benefit. At VeinsPlus, we offer comprehensive venous imaging and flow studies which can easily detect the subset of RLS patients with undiagnosed varicose veins as the cause.
Here’s a testimonial from one of my patients...
Dear Dr. Garcia,
I was diagnosed with restless leg syndrome about two years before my visit to your Clinic and was prescribed Sinemet to control the jerking. Soon after you performed the first Laser treatment on my right leg, those symptoms disappeared and I haven’t had to take Sinemet ever since....Needless to say, my wife and I are pleased with the results...Thank you very much for using your medical expertise to alleviate my condition.
R.A. Foerch (12/19/08)
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