Signs of Restless Leg Syndrome

Nearly 15 percent of Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). If you are losing hours of sleep at night due to a burning or tingling feeling in your legs, you are probably one of them. Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome include itching beneath the skin and an urge to move your legs. This condition makes it nearly impossible to feel comfortable and creates dissatisfying sleep resulting in impaired memory and trouble concentrating.

Vein Disease and Restless Legs

Roughly a quarter of RLS sufferers have underlying venous issues. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose veins may cause symptoms of RLS. CVI, spider veins, varicose veins and Restless Legs Syndrome have symptoms that overlap; discomfort in the legs, burning, itching, tingling, and tugging. When valves in vein walls become inefficient (CVI), the blood in veins is reverting through valves and flows backward, causing the uncomfortable restless legs sensation. Restless Leg Syndrome risk factors include:

Family history of RLS or varicose veins


Venous insufficiency

Venous reflux

Increasing Age

Hormonal changes

Signs that you have RLS

Signs that you may be a restless legs sufferer include the urge to move the legs, an unpleasant sensations in the legs, symptoms that worsen when sleeping, lying down or sitting and some form of relief with movement. Restless Leg Syndrome is known to be more annoying than painful and has been likened to bugs crawling up and down the legs.

Help is Here

The National Sleep Foundation reported that 98 percent of patients affected by RLS found some relief after seeking varicose vein treatment. If the cause of your restless legs is linked to venous insufficiency or varicose veins, you’re in luck! Treating the underlying venous issue is minimally invasive and nearly painless. Your leg veins have simply been weakened or damaged. These veins rely on valves in vein walls and healthy muscle function to circulate blood up the legs and back to the heart. Treating these diseased veins will result in blood rerouting to nearby healthy veins and relieving you of your bothersome symptoms.

Whether it’s genetic, hormonal or due to extensive standing or sitting, treatment is the same. Unfortunately, venous disease is a progressive condition and will worsen as you age. Chronic Venous Insufficiency can progress until the skin gives way to ulcers, excessive bleeding and the forming of blood clots. It’s important to seek a vein specialist’s opinion if you have signs or symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome, CVI or varicose veins. Alpha Vein Clinic’s physician, Dr. Sassan Kaveh, has successfully treated patients with RLS symptoms. Dr. Kaveh is trained to catch vein disease in any stage and can perform the newest treatment options to prevent further progression. Rid yourself of your sleepless nights and come in to Alpha Vein Clinic in Las Vegas for an examination. Dr. Sassan Kaveh can diagnose your vein condition and determine if your restless legs are due to venous insufficiency. Alpha Vein Clinic offers minimally invasive outpatient treatments performed at our clinic in Las Vegas. Call us today at (702) 430-7661.

Alpha Vein Clinic

Vein Clinic Las Vegas

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh