People typically describe restless leg symptoms as abnormal, unpleasant sensations in their calves, thighs or feet.
- Crawling Sensations
- Pulling or Tugging
- Throbbing or Painful Itching or burning
Restless legs are different than night time cramping such as occur with “charlie horse” type leg cramps. People usually don’t describe the condition as a muscle cramp or numbness. They do, however, consistently describe the desire to move their legs. It’s common for symptoms to come and go, sometimes disappearing for various time periods.
PLMD or Periodic Limb Movement Disorder is another leg movement condition that may occur alone or alongside RLS. PLMD is characterized by nighttime leg twitching. PLMD causes involuntary flexing and extending of the legs at night while sleeping. You may not be aware that your legs are moving throughout the night. Involuntary kicking movements may occur while awake, especially in cases of severe RLS. It is estimated that four out of five RLS sufferers also exhibit PLMD symptoms.
Restless Legs Syndrome is a sleep disorder that originates in the brain. Neuropuncture is one of our special treatment offerings that targets affected brain areas such as the basal ganglia, where involuntary movement conditions originate.
Neuropuncture is supported by research to neuro-rehabilitate brain cells and to regulate neurotransmitters such as dopamine. At Inner Light Wellness, we achieve a high success rate with conditions associated with abnormal sensations and movement, including those associated with Restless Leg Syndrome.