Get relief from Restless Leg Syndrome
Just can’t get a good night’s sleep? If you suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), you may find relief in sclerotherapy, Jacksonville vein specialist Dr. James St. George says.
What exactly is Restless Leg Syndrome?
RLS is a neurological disorder marked by a throbbing, pulling or creeping sensation in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them, particularly late at night or anytime you’re trying to sleep or rest. While the cause of RLS often is undeterminable, there exist multiple underlying or contributing conditions including pregnancy, iron deficiency or chronic venous insufficiency.
“Many patients who suffer Restless Leg Syndrome also have varicose veins or spider veins,” said Dr. St.George, founder of Jacksonville’s St. Johns Vein Center. “So, treating varicose and spider veins often helps alleviate RLS symptoms as well.”
That statement is backed up in the results of a recent study on the effect of sclerotherapy on RLS. Researchers found that most of the 1,300 participating patients who underwent sclerotherapy for their vein disease also saw their RLS cases resolved.
While sclerotherapy alone may not fully relieve your RLS symptoms, your vein specialist can recommend a multi-faceted treatment program. If you’re longing for a solid night’s sleep and believe RLS is to blame, call 877-640-VEIN (8346) and schedule a consultation with the St. Johns Vein Center.