Can Compression Help Your Restless Legs Feel Better?

You’ve just settled into bed or your favorite comfy armchair when out of the blue – BAM! – a sudden urge to move your legs hits. This urge is often accompanied by unpleasant sensations like creeping, pulling, tugging – plus, burning, heavy, lethargic feelings in the legs. The only relief seems to come from getting up and moving around. Not exactly what you want to be doing right when you thought you were “calling it a day.”

Compression hose or socks just might hel

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Many people who have tried compression wear to calm their restless legs have reported relief. Since you will most likely be wearing the hose or socks at night, make sure you buy a pair that is not too constrictive and uncomfortable.

So what causes restless legs?  

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that affects nearly 10% of Americans, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Restless legs is also one of four most commonly overlooked signs of vein disease.

Researchers studying Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) have not been able to pinpoint the exact causes or why symptoms strike primarily at night. But they have been able to determine that nearly 22% of RLS sufferers also have vein disease, according to recent medical research reported in Dermatologic Surgery. Combination sufferers who get their vein disease treated with a minimally invasive vein treatment can alleviate symptoms of vein disease and RLS 98% of the time, according to a study published in the journal Phlebology, with 80% experiencing long-term relief. Those are some nice stats.

So if you’re experiencing restless legs be sure to let your healthcare provider know. Also, call Hamilton Vein Center at 281-565-0033 and schedule your vein consultation and screening. It just may be vein disease that’s causing your discomfort and your just a vein treatment away from turning your restless legs into restful ones.

References for this article:

MDNews.com

www.ninds.nih.gov