Information About RLS
If you have an almost uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in order to relieve unpleasant feelings or sensations in your legs, you may have a condition called restless legs syndrome (RLS). Many people describe the sensations associated with this neurological condition as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, or painful. These feelings usually occur deep inside the leg, between the knee and ankle.
Common triggers for RLS include:
- Long car trips
- Sitting in the movies
- Long flights.
Although there is no cure, many treatments are available to reduce symptoms. If RLS is caused by another condition, such as peripheral neuropathy or diabetes, treatment will be centered on managing that condition first.
(Click RLS for more detailed information about this condition, including how common it is within the general population, how it is diagnosed, and more.)