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    What is the cause and treatment for restless legs syndrome?

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Posted on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: what would cause a persons toes to move continually and have sever pain at all times while moving, This has been going on for 3-4 yrs now ,so far Doctors have found no cure! So far we have no reason given to us why this is happening !
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Answered by Dr. Urszula Stanko 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
The reason of RLS is unknown.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

In my opinion these symptoms indicate the Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

People with restless legs syndrome have uncomfortable sensations in their legs like tingling, aching, or itching.

They feel constant urge to move their legs/ toes. It becomes worse when the person is sitting, relaxing, or trying to rest also at night.

Please note that most people who are affected are middle-aged or older.

There is no medical test to diagnose RLS and there is no cure for it.

However some medications may be helpful. Muscle relaxants, sleep medications, drugs that increase dopamine in the brain may decrease symptoms. This drugs have to be prescribed by your doctor.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.



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