Restless Leg Syndrome: Causes and Treatments

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Restless leg syndrome is a disorder that causes the irresistible urge to move around. Those who have restless leg syndrome often try to fight their restless leg syndrome by walking, stretching, and taking place in other physical activities. While this provides relief, it is only temporary and the restless leg syndrome comes back when they relax.

Restless leg syndrome is sometimes overlooked because an uncontrollable desire to move your legs does not seem serious. However, the uncomfortable desire to move can significantly impact its sufferer’s life, making leisure activities like watching television unenjoyable.

There are many causes of restless leg syndrome, including vein disease. Other causes of restless leg syndrome include iron deficiency, magnesium deficiency, sleep apnea, and thyroid disease.

The good news is if vein issues and varicose veins are to blame, the problem can be treated. USA Vein Clinics offers treatment from board-certified specialists in 22 locations from coast to coast. USA Vein Clinics offers three types of therapy: Endovenous Laser Therapy, clarivein, and sclerotherapy. All three therapies are minimally invasive, and most patients resume their regular activities that day. An ultrasound is used prior to the treatment to identify which veins are the unhealthy ones that need to be treated.

During endovenous laser therapy, the patient remains awake and the leg is numbed by a local anesthetic. A thin fiber optic cable is inserted near the unhealthy vein, releasing a highly concentrated beam of light that causes the unhealthy vein to collapse.

Clarivein is a non-thermal technique that uses a rotating catheter to inject a sclerosant drug into the unhealthy vein. This causes the unhealthy vein to collapse and close.

Sclerotherapy uses a tiny needle to inject small amounts of a sterile solution into the vein. This causes the infected vein to seal and shut. Other healthy veins take over, leading to healthy flow of blood to the heart.

These treatments can be performed in our clinic in less than 30 minutes, multiple treatments are sometimes necessary.

USA Vein Clinics accepts most insurance providers and has full time insurance specialists available to discuss your coverage. To schedule a consultation today, call 888-768-3467.

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