Most people believe that you have to see vessels bulging out of your legs to seek a diagnosis and treatment; this is simply not true. In many cases, people have no visual signs of vessels disease and have only the symptoms. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is one of these instances.
What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes patients to experience an overwhelming urge to move their legs. Because RLS is often worse at night and while laying down, the condition can worsen sleep quality and wreak havoc on your quality of life.
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Many patients suffering from restless legs syndrome also describe symptoms associated with vessel insufficiency (VI) and varicose veins. Vessel insufficiency is a condition that causes blood to pool in the vessels of the legs, while varicose veins are simply enlarged, twisted vessels. Dr. Arad of Wellness & Surgery uses several treatment methods to effectively eliminate vessel insufficiency (VI) and varicose veins. You can learn more about these conditions and their treatments here
Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome does not cause pain, but it is incredibly uncomfortable. The hallmark symptom of RLS is an uncontrollable urge to move or fidget the legs. Moving the legs helps relieve this urge. Patients may describe this urge as:
- Creeping and crawling
The sensation is usually worse at night, which can make it difficult or impossible to fall asleep. Symptoms can also change on a day-to-day basis, with some days being much worse than others.
Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment
At Wellness & Surgery, Dr. Arad uses vessel treatments to help patients with varicose vessels or vessel insufficiency who also have RLS. These treatments – which help relieve restless legs symptoms – include:
Radiofrequency Ablation: Radiofrequency Ablation uses radiofrequency energy to heat the inside of the vessel walls, virtually eliminating damaged, nonfunctioning vessels by causing them to close.
Sclerotherapy: In this treatment, a special foam that causes scarring is injected into troublesome vessels. Scarring causes these problematic vessels to close off, resulting in blood flow being rerouted into healthy vessels.
If varicose veins or vessel insufficiency in the legs is causing you to suffer from restless legs syndrome, Dr. Arad of Wellness & Surgery can help you choose the best treatment for you. Reach out today to schedule your appointment and discuss your treatment options.