More than 12 million Americans suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS), which can cause severe leg pain.
RLS is a neurological disorder that can interfere with resting or falling asleep. With RLS, a typical night might go like this: You lie down in bed, ready to go to sleep, and just as your body begins to relax, an uncomfortable leg sensation begins to overwhelm your legs. You try to ignore the crawling, tingling, or itching in your legs, hoping it will go away, but it only gets worse. You toss and turn for a while, but eventually the urge to move is too much. You get out of bed to stretch and pace the floor and, for a moment, you find relief. But when you lie down again, the restless sensations in your legs start all over again. Treatments include lifestyle changes, specific stretches, and medications. Call office to set up you exam.