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Restless Leg Syndrome

Aesthetics & Vein Specialists located in Greenwood Village, CO
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Restless Leg Syndrome services offered in Greenwood Village, CO

Colorado Skin and Vein provides the most advanced laser and energy-based treatments available. These approaches focus on aesthetics for the skin in addition to medical treatment for vein-based issues. The team of experts, led by David Verebelyi, MD, RVT, and Christina Jordan, FNP, CANS, has been in practice for over two decades, earning a reputation as leaders in specialty laser treatment. The team also has the latest state-of-the-art equipment, including a combination of lasers and other energy-based treatments found nowhere else in the state.


Restless Leg Syndrome Q&A

What is restless legs syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition causing leg discomfort. Common symptoms of RLS include:

 

  • Aching
  • Cramping
  • Itching
  • Tingling
  • Crawling
  • Throbbing

 

These symptoms trigger an overwhelming need to move your legs. 

 

Up to 90% of people with RLS also experience periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), in which leg muscles tighten and twitch at least once a minute during sleep. 

 

Usually, RLS happens at night, so it often disrupts sleep and causes daytime drowsiness, irritability, and other problems. About 10% of Americans have restless legs syndrome today. 

What causes restless legs syndrome?

The cause of RLS can be hard to detect, but most commonly, it is associated with vein problems. The swelling from the vessels causes compression on the nerves in the lower limbs and results in the symptoms associated with RLS. Experts believe that may play a role in many cases. 

 

Numerous studies have established a connection between varicose veins and restless legs syndrome. In several studies, people with both varicose veins and RLS symptoms experience significant relief after the vein issues are treated.

When should I seek treatment for restless legs syndrome?

If your RLS symptoms interrupt your sleep or leave you feeling exhausted during the day, it’s time to contact Colorado Skin and Vein to schedule an evaluation. 

 

The team will perform a comprehensive evaluation, including a physical exam and vascular imaging, to determine the cause of your symptoms. Then, they will prescribe a personalized treatment plan to get your RLS under control.

How is restless legs syndrome treated?

Colorado Skin and Vein offers effective varicose vein treatments, including:

 

  • Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA): light treatment to close veins
  • VenaSeal: medical-grade glue sticks vein walls together to close the veins
  • Endovenous radiofrequency (EVRF): controlled heat closes veins 

 

The team discusses all the varicose vein treatment options in detail and helps you make the best choice for you. Most patients with RLS and varicose veins experience an immediate decrease or even complete elimination of their uncomfortable symptoms. 

 

Call Colorado Skin and Vein or click on the online scheduler to book your appointment today.

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