What is restless leg syndrome?
Do you experience an urgency to move your legs at night while you are trying to get some sleep? Do these sensations in your legs feel uncomfortable and can sometimes cause significant leg pain? You may have restless leg syndrome (RLS) with leg pain. When you combine having varicose veins with these sensations, this may make getting some sleep or relaxing comfortably nearly impossible once the pain begins. Our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Matthew Lynch, recommends that you make an appointment to have your restless legs, leg pain, and other symptoms checked out at his office in Peoria, AZ, also serving Phoenix and the West Valley. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, Dr. Lynch can take a deeper look at your legs with a venous ultrasound and then make recommendations to give you some much-needed relief.
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Your RLS Symptoms
Many of our patients describe restless leg symptoms as:
- An unyielding feeling to move the legs constantly
- A pins-and-needles type feeling
- A sharp pain shooting up and down the legs
Most people notice these symptoms more at night. It is common to notice these sensations and pains in the legs when you are trying to relax and go to sleep. The need to move the legs can be very unnerving. You may also have vascular issues, like varicose veins that need medical attention as well. The best advice we can give you at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics is to have your restless leg symptoms evaluated by a vein specialist. Why? Even if you are only showing one symptom, it could be indicative of a serious health condition, like Parkinson's disease, kidney failure, diabetes, a blood clot, or peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Lynch can help you identify triggers that may be worsening your symptoms, such as specific medications, alcohol consumption, and more.
Our treatments for Pain With Restless Leg Syndrome
Dr. Lynch will take into consideration many factors as to what is leading to your restless leg feelings and leg pain. He will perform an examination on your legs and may perform a venous ultrasound. Once he has all the information needed to make a diagnosis, then he will make recommendations for your treatment. Dr. Lynch may also advise that you make some lifestyle changes, such as stretching, exercising regularly, establishing a nightly sleep schedule, and limiting exposure to known triggers. If you have restless legs and leg pain because of poor blood flow and circulation, Dr. Lynch will provide you with information on the best ways to treat it.
Your Follow-up Appointments at LVA
Dr. Lynch will want to follow up with you to check on how you are doing, especially if circulatory issues are found in your diagnostic testing. He will want to document your progress and see if the treatments are providing you with relief. Dr. Lynch will also make recommendations for when your treatment needs to be modified. Finding a solution to your restless leg and leg pain may take some time. Also, you may need to try different treatments or a combination of therapies to get results. Dr. Lynch will patiently work with you in the search to attain relief for your condition. It is important to keep all of your appointments at our office to get the best care for your leg pain.
Relief for Your Restless Legs
Enduring RLS and pain in your legs can all take its toll on your overall health. Come in for a diagnostic assessment with Dr. Lynch at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ. Having restless legs at night while you are trying to sleep is a common health concern for many men and women. What you are experiencing with RLS is something millions of people struggle with daily. If you would like answers and solutions, please reach out to our front office for an appointment.