Leg (RLS)

Legs | Neurology | Leg (RLS) (Symptom)


It is a condition in which there is no desire or need to move the legs to stop uncomfortable sensations. It is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest, in an effort to relieve these feelings.

People often describe the sensations as burning, as if something will pull them or slip them, or like insects will climb up the inside of his legs. The restless legs syndrome (RLS) occurs most frequently in middle-aged and older adults.


This condition worsens with stress and its cause is unknown in most patients. This syndrome may occur more frequently in patients with: chronic kidney disease, diabetes, iron deficiency, Parkinsons disease, peripheral neuropathy, pregnancy, and certain medications, such as caffeine blockers, calcium channel blockers, lithium or neuroleptics.