Restless Leg Symptoms

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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Making a list of restless leg symptoms can help you decide how serious a treatment you will need. Write down your symptoms--describe whether your need to move your legs is associated with a frightening or unpleasant feeling that feels like it is coming from deep within your bones. Do these symptoms worsen when you lie down?

There are also restless leg symptoms associated with sleep. Do you have trouble falling asleep and sleeping throughout the night? Has anyone ever told you your legs jerk while you sleep, or have these movements ever unintentionally woken you up? If so, you might want to consider sleep disorder treatment as an alternative to RLS treatment.

Diagnosis Based on Restless Leg Symptoms

RLS is a neurologic condition that can be diagnosed if the case is severe enough. To be accurately diagnosed, you must exhibit several major symptoms and they must be persistent over time. If your RLS is not severe or is not present at all times, it is unlikely you will be diagnosed as having this disorder.

Restless leg syndrome symptoms usually get worse the longer a victim is inactive. Staying active both physically and mentally can often keep serious attacks of RLS at bay. Most people prefer to add a few short walks to their daily routine. Not only does the RLS subside, but the added health benefits of routine exercise make exercise a prime choice for non--medicinal treatment.


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