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Restless Leg Syndrome

Wednesday February 01, 2012

I have been told I have restless leg syndrome (RLS). What is it and what causes it?  RLS is a sensation of restlessness and discomfort most often located in the legs.  It worsens with rest and sitting, improves with movement such as walking.  Some people describe the sensation as creeping, crawling, gnawing or an urge to move. Learn more...

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Guest Blogger, Former Medical Director of NWPF

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