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Restless Leg Syndrome
Before starting medication to treat RLS symptoms, patients should be evaluated for vein disease first. By treating vein disease, you could possibly avoid the need for life-long prescription medicines.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition affecting millions of people. Symptoms — described as burning and tingling with an uncontrollable urge to move or kick the legs when trying to sleep or lie down — are often temporarily relieved by stretching or walking. As a result, this can cause significant sleep problems. 

While RLS has been linked to multiple causes, including iron deficiency, Parkinson’s Disease and various neurologic conditions, a study from the Journal of Dermatology reported that 22% of cases can be related to vein disease of the legs. A study from the journal Phlebology showed that treating veins in patients with RLS reduced symptoms by 98%, and 80% of patients had long-term relief. Before experimenting with medication to treat the symptoms, it’s important to have your legs evaluated for vein disease first, which could possibly avoid the need for life-long prescription medicines. 

Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment

If vein disease is  determined to be the cause of your RLS symptoms, then the various treatments listed on this website will be used to treat the abnormal veins. As the veins respond to treatment, symptoms typically reduce or disappear without the need for prescription medication. You can look forward to feeling, and sleeping, better. 

“ I can tell you from personal experience that the results made a huge difference in my life. I only wish I had not waited so long.”

— Wendy P.

Carolina Vein Specialists was the first practice in the Triad, the second in North Carolina, and among the first 100 providers nationwide to obtain the prestigious IAC accreditation.