Restless Legs Syndrome

Ankara restless legs syndrome is a disease characterized by complaints such as restlessness and tingling in the legs. The person complains of an uncomfortable sensation in their legs or feet, especially in a state of rest. Restless legs syndrome can seriously affect a person’s daily life. Feeling the urge to move the legs during the day, while working or sitting, can cause stress. At the same time, the feeling of restlessness in the legs just before or between sleep can also disrupt the quality of sleep of the person. Therefore, it is important to implement a physical therapy plan that will control the symptoms and plan this process correctly.

For those you want to consult about restless leg syndrome and treatment methods, you can contact our clinic in Ankara and make an appointment with Specialist Dr. Nural Aydin.

What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome is a chronic disease of the nervous system. People with this condition say that they feel restless in their legs and feel the need to constantly move their legs. These symptoms are; it occurs especially when sitting, lying down or before falling asleep. Usually, the feeling of discomfort is reduced by moving the legs. But after a short time, the feeling of restlessness can manifest itself again.

Restless legs syndrome is a more common disorder in women. Although it can be seen at any age, most of the symptoms begin at a young age. But symptoms usually increase in middle and advanced age. Restless legs syndrome, along with increased symptoms, becomes a problem that needs to be treated.

What Are the Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?

The most obvious complaint of patients with restless legs syndrome is that they feel discomfort in their legs. Patients feel the need to move their legs with this feeling of discomfort. The restlessness, which decreases with the movement of the legs, may increase again when the movement ends. Symptoms tend to increase when sitting or lying down. Restless legs syndrome is generally manifested by the following symptoms:

  • Feeling of restlessness in the legs
  • Willingness to move the legs
  • Feeling discomfort in the legs at rest
  • Discomfort is reduced for a short time by moving the legs
  • Increased feeling of restlessness in the legs, especially in the evening
  • Discomfort in the legs during the night when going to bed or before going to sleep
  • Tingling or burning sensation in the legs

In cases where one or more of these symptoms exist, we may suspect restless legs syndrome. In order to be able to say that these symptoms indicate restless legs syndrome, there must be a continuity of tingling in the legs and the desire to move. At the same time, it should be investigated whether there is another underlying condition.

What Are the Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome?

The cause of restless legs syndrome often cannot be fully known. Genetic predisposition may be decisive in restless legs syndrome of unknown cause. Other conditions that can cause restless legs syndrome include:

  • Iron deficiency
  • Genetic factors
  • Mineral and vitamin deficiencies
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal failure
  • Parkinson
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications, such as allergy medications and antidepressants
  • Caffeine and alcohol consumption
  • Stress

Restless legs syndrome in pregnancy is also a common condition. The symptoms, which usually begin during pregnancy, disappear with the termination of pregnancy.

How is Restless Legs Syndrome Treated?

The first step in the treatment of restless legs syndrome is to identify the causes that cause the syndrome. In the symptoms that occur with conditions caused by iron or vitamin deficiencies, it is aimed to eliminate these deficiencies. However, attention should also be paid to the diet to reduce symptoms. Habits such as alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine, which can increase the symptoms of restless legs syndrome, should be avoided as much as possible.

Patients often say that when they move their legs, the feeling of discomfort decreases. For this reason, another method to be used in the treatment of restless legs syndrome is exercise. Physical therapy methods and exercises can help reduce restlessness in the legs. Stretching exercises, etc. physical therapy exercises, providing mobility in the leg; It can be effective for reducing discomfort, numbness and burning sensations. Physical activity can also benefit from increased symptoms due to stress.

Ankara Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment

Restless legs syndrome is a condition that reduces the quality of life and reduces the productivity of the person. Therefore, controlling symptoms is an important step to improve a person’s quality of life. Leg movements and inflammation, which are characterized by restless legs syndrome, can be greatly reduced with a regular physical therapy and exercise program. You can contact our clinic to get more information about restless legs syndrome treatment.