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Restless Leg Syndrome

Wellness and Surgery

Wellness Center located in Ardsley, NY

Restless legs syndrome affects up to 10% of American adults today. If you regularly have a powerful urge to move your legs, particularly at night, it could be this very treatable condition. At Wellness and Surgery in Ardsley, New York, and various locations across New York and New Jersey, the team led by Jonathan Arad, MD, and Michelle Molina, MD, offers cutting-edge restless legs syndrome solutions — and most insurances cover the treatments! Call the office or click on the appointment tool to get restless legs syndrome diagnosis and treatment now.

Restless Leg Syndrome Q & A

What is restless legs syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome is a frustrating condition that causes an overwhelming need to move your legs. This can disrupt your sleep, leading to chronic fatigue, poor concentration, mood swings, depression, and other general health and wellness issues.

If you have possible symptoms of restless legs syndrome, the Wellness and Surgery specialists can perform a careful exam to diagnose your condition before recommending an effective treatment.

What causes restless legs syndrome?

Experts believe that both genetics and environment may contribute to restless legs syndrome. Current research indicates that an imbalance of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter, may cause disrupted signaling to your limbs, leading to muscle movement issues.

Certain other medical conditions may happen alongside restless legs syndrome, and they may contribute to the condition or make it worse. These include neuropathy, spinal cord lesions, kidney failure, and iron deficiency.

Many people with restless legs syndrome also have symptoms of venous insufficiency (blood pooling within veins) or varicose veins (twisted, enlarged veins). 

What are the symptoms of restless legs syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome usually starts with an uncomfortable or odd feeling in your legs, such as:

  • Aching
  • Crawling
  • Pulling
  • Itching
  • Tickling
  • Throbbing

When you feel this strange sensation deep within your legs, the urge to shake, kick, or make other leg movements is almost impossible to ignore. 

Most restless legs syndrome symptoms occur when you're at rest, so they're most common at night. Because of this, restless legs syndrome can cause significant sleep difficulty. Your restless legs syndrome symptoms can fluctuate from one day to the next.   

How is restless legs syndrome treated?

At Wellness and Surgery, the vein specialists treat venous insufficiency and varicose vein sufferers who also have restless legs syndrome. Their highly effective treatment options include: 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is another method of eliminating problem veins. In this treatment, radiofrequency energy heats the vein walls. Your vein responds by shrinking and fading. The blood reroutes into healthy veins, and you'll eliminate the vein tissue naturally. 

If you have venous insufficiency or varicose veins, treating that issue with radiofrequency ablation can dramatically relieve your restless legs syndrome symptoms. Insurance covers these treatments in most cases. 

For help with restless legs syndrome symptoms that disrupt your life, call Wellness and Surgery or click the online appointment maker now.