People who suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience an uncontrollable urge to move the legs due to painful or uncomfortable sensations, often described as throbbing, buzzing, or creepy-crawly pain. Also known as Willis Ekborn Disease, restless legs syndrome can become more severe at rest or during the night while sleeping or drifting off to sleep. This can lead to chronic sleep deprivation, which can affect your quality of life.
As many symptoms of restless legs syndrome are also associated with venous insufficiency, individuals who have symptoms of RLS should be evaluated to see if CVI is the cause. Studies have shown a strong correlation between the two conditions, citing CVI as the cause of restless legs syndrome. Those who suffer from both conditions have been shown to experience more prevalent cramping.
Who Is at Risk?
Restless legs syndrome is twice as likely to affect women than men, especially women over 50. It may also be accompanied by Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, a condition in which patients jerk their arms and legs while sleeping. Both pregnancy and a genetic predisposition can increase the odds of developing restless legs syndrome as a secondary condition to chronic vein insufficiency.
How Do You Treat Restless Legs Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome can cause patients discomfort and affect their quality of life. Studies have shown that treatment can help. We offer the following minimally invasive procedures to help alleviate symptoms of restless legs syndrome caused by CVI:
- Endovenous ablation
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
Don’t delay seeking treatment. Our minimally invasive procedures can reduce your symptoms or even provide complete relief. Call today!