Vein and Body Specialists located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio offers the very best in venous care. Our team of board-certified radiologists and specialists know just how pervasive venous disorders can be, and we’re truly here to help. If you’re experiencing restless leg syndrome, contact us today.
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Also, known as chronic leg restlessness, a person feeling uncomfortable sensations in the legs characterizes restless leg syndrome. These sensations often cause people to frequently reposition their legs to help ease the sensations, hence the term “restless.” Our patients often describe the experience of having this syndrome as having unexpected urges to move his or her legs due to the sudden onset of symptoms such as:
- “Pins and needles”
In some cases, this tingly sensation and constant need to move legs during rest is an annoyance, but for some, it gets so severe it becomes unbearable.
Who Has Restless Leg Syndrome?
This is a very common condition, which is believed to affect more than one out of 10 people. Leg restlessness is most common in women, but can be found in women and men of all ages. For most, symptoms increase in severity over time and become most problematic for middle-aged people and the elderly.
I Move My Legs A Lot, Do I Have Restless Syndrome?
Many people frequently reposition their legs for a variety of reasons. Other conditions, such as anxiety, ADHD, and chronic pain, can result in people repositioning frequently. To determine if your leg restlessness is the result of an underlying vein disorder, our board- certified radiologists will use ultrasound technology before recommending a treatment plan.
Is There A Treatment For Restless Leg Syndrome?
To determine an effective treatment plan, we must first determine the underlying cause of your leg restlessness. If our specialists perform an ultrasound and determine that you have restless leg syndrome may be aggravated due to a venous condition, we will provide a treatment plan just for you.
When leg restlessness is worse due to a venous condition, it is often through the process of venous reflux. Venous reflux occurs when damaged or weakened valves in the veins prevent blood from traveling successfully back to the heart. The blood instead, pools in the feet and legs and creates pressure, which causes the need to move the legs in an attempt to become more comfortable. We offer many vein treatments to help with this condition.
If you have restless leg syndrome, contact us today for a consultation. The board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists will determine contributing factors to your leg restlessness and find a treatment plan that works for you. Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio, we look forward to helping you feel your best.