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Restless Leg Syndrome Specialist

Vein Institute

Vein Specialists located throughout Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Shelton, & Avon, CT

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can ruin your sleep. But Vein Institute in Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, Avon, and Shelton, Connecticut, can help you enjoy a restful night. RLS is often a sign of vein issues. At Vein Institute, an expert provider gets to the root of your symptoms and offers a range of treatments to ease your discomfort. Let the practice provide the specialized care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Restless Leg Syndrome Q & A

What is restless leg syndrome?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects up to 15% of Americans. If you suffer from RLS, you may have the urge to move your legs when you're relaxing. This restlessness is often accompanied by sensations like:

  • Itching
  • Aching
  • Throbbing pain
  • Electric shocks

Some people also report a creeping, crawling sensation. You may feel as if insects are climbing along your skin. These sensations can be extremely disturbing and may interfere with your rest.

Most people with RLS find relief by standing, walking, or jiggling their legs. If your symptoms are mild, taking a short walk can help. But movement may not always be possible. 

Furthermore, RLS symptoms may prevent you from falling asleep. They can also make it hard to travel comfortably during a long plane or car rides.

What causes restless leg syndrome?

Doctors aren't sure what causes RLS, but vein issues may be a factor. Healthy leg veins help pump blood back to your heart. But malfunctioning veins may allow blood to flow in the wrong direction. Backed-up blood can pool in your legs, leading to a buildup of toxic waste.

Fortunately, vein treatments can improve blood flow and eliminate RLS symptoms. At Vein Institute, your expert provider performs an in-depth evaluation. The medical team gets to the root of your symptoms and helps you explore your options and choose the right treatment.

What are my treatment options?

Each patient has unique needs. That’s why Vein Institute offers personalized consultations and a wide range of treatments. No matter what’s causing your symptoms, your provider can help you find relief.

Popular treatments for varicose veins include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Foam sclerotherapy
  • Compression therapy

There's no need to plan for hospitalization or lengthy recovery. All treatments are performed in the comfort of the Vein Institute office. After receiving care, you can generally return to work right away.

The Vein Institute team provides exceptional follow-up care after your procedure. They work with you at every stage to ensure that you receive top-quality results. 

Let the practice help you find relief from your RLS. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.