If you’re experiencing consistent tingling and numbness in your legs as well as an urge to move your legs constantly, you may be suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS can also cause sleeping problems with uncomfortable legs feeling itchy or as though pins and needles are prickling the skin making it hard to seep. Though the severity of RLS varies, effects seem to be worse in the evening and at night making it hard to relax at the end of a long day.
This condition is most often attributed to vein problems though the exact cause is not fully understood and many health related factors might exacerbate the issue. Vein problems that may be contributing to the symptoms of RLS should be treated by a vein specialist with extensive experience in the vein treatment of all vein related issues.
Recent research conducted on RLS and vein health concludes that 22% of patients who are struggling with RLS also have vein conditions. Some of these vein conditions might include varicose veins or spider veins which may hinder blood flow and result in leg sensations such as tingling and restlessness. Though the common practice in treating RLS syndrome is to simply medicate the patient to help alleviate the discomfort, these prescription drugs have side effects that are often just as intolerable as the RLS side effects themselves. Side effects surrounding prescription drugs prescribed for RLS may include double vision, drowsiness and hallucinations among others.
Instead of relying on prescription drugs to treat RLS, a visit to specialist at a Vein Center may be the best solution for relieving RLS. Circulation issues can be helped by closing backward-flowing veins with an ablation procedure or closing damaged veins where needed with sclerotherapy.
Significant research has been done regarding venous insufficiencies and the treatment of such and how these treatments can significantly cut back on RLS symptoms. A majority of patients who are experiencing both venous insufficiency as well as RLS have reported relief of their RLS symptoms after being treated for venous insufficiency treatments.
If you are noticing varicose veins and spider veins and are also troubled by tenderness in your legs, swelling and restless leg symptoms, you may be able to alleviate these issues by treating your venous insufficiencies. Vein treatments are generally minimally invasive to non-invasive and when treated by a specialist can result in long term relief of uncomfortable symptoms.