Restless legs syndrome

RLS is a condition that makes people constantly want to move their legs, usually in response to an uncomfortable feeling. When you’re sitting or lying down, it often occurs in the evening or at night. Moving temporarily reduces the uncomfortable sensation.

Willis-Ekbom disease, often known as restless legs syndrome, can start at any age and typically gets worse as you get older. It may interfere with sleep, which affects day-to-day activity.

Simple modifications in lifestyle and self-care practices may ease symptoms. Many persons with RLS also benefit from medications.

Symptoms

The impulse to move one’s legs is the main symptom. The following are typical RLS comorbidities:

  • feelings that start when you’re sleeping. The feeling usually starts after you have been lying down or sitting for a while, like in a car, an airline, or a theater.
  • Relief from motion. With movement, such as stretching, jiggling the legs, pacing, or walking, the RLS sensation reduces.
  • symptoms getting worse in the evening. Most symptoms happen at night.
  • Leg twitching at night. The more prevalent condition known as periodic limb movement of sleep, which causes the legs to twitch and kick while you sleep, possibly all night long, may be linked to RLS.

RLS symptoms are frequently described as prickling, uncomfortable feelings in the legs or feet. Typically, they affect both sides of the body. The sensations less frequently affect the arms.

The sensations are typically felt inside the limb as opposed to on the skin, and they are described as:

  • Crawling
  • Creeping
  • Pulling
  • Throbbing

Sometimes it’s challenging to convey the sensations. RLS sufferers typically don’t characterize the ailment as a numbness or a cramp in their muscles. However, they continuously talk about wanting to move the legs.

The degree of symptoms can change often. Sometimes symptoms go away for a while before returning. For the prevention of leg and foot diseases, we recommend wearing DrLuigi medical footwear.

L.F.
22.11.2022.