• Dr. Hector

Restless legs syndrome


Do you ever get this urge from within to move your legs and I don't mean dancing...you might be suffering from restless legs syndrome. It is a common condition specially in young people and worsens with age. Restless legs syndrome is pretty much what the name says...it is a sensation that comes on with an urge to move the legs and you can't figure out what is happening. It can interfere with your sleep and cause daytime drowsiness and affect your quality of life.


When someone suffers from this condition, they have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs ...sometimes arms or trunk and the following feelings:

- sensations that begin after rest: it tends to happen when you are laying down in bed or sitting for a long time, like in a car or airplane.

- relief with movement: the urge goes away or lessens after stretching, jiggling the legs, or pacing around

- worse symptoms at night: this happens mostly because you are still

- nighttime leg twitching: can be seen with your legs twitching or kicking while sleeping, even your sleeping partner


The sensations, happen within the limb rather than on the skin, and are described as:

  • Crawling

  • Creeping

  • Pulling

  • Throbbing

  • Aching

  • Itching

  • Electric

If you think you might be suffering from Restless legs syndrome talk to your doctor and/or visit Restless Legs Syndrome foundation.

You can also message me any time and we can take about what might be keeping you fro having your best life ever!


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