When experiencing antsy or jittery legs when lying in bed or sitting down, you may be suffering from a condition called Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Patients in discomfort find relief only by standing, walking, or simply getting up.
A symptom of venous disease, when the valves delivering blood from the legs to the heart stop functioning properly, blood can pool in the legs and cause your veins to swell. This “reflux’ or simply poor blood flow can cause bleeding into the tissue which can lead to restless legs.
Common symptoms include pain in the leg, heaviness & fatigue in the leg, leg cramps, skin discoloration, and in the most severe cases, venous stasis ulcers.
Although other factors can cause or trigger restless leg syndrome, board-certified cardiologist & vein specialists Dr. Kittusamy may suspect varicose veins or some form of venous disease to be the culprit to your pain and discomfort.
Restless leg syndrome can sometimes be temporary, but in most situations, it can be an indicator of underlying vein disease that only an experienced vein specialist can resolve.
Affecting up to 10% of the population, women are higher likely to acquire symptoms connected to RLS, moreso after pregnancy. Nonetheless, this condition can affect both men and women.
Many people who experience restless leg syndrome are older or middle-aged. As mentioned above, restless legs can be a major indicator of Varicose Veins and can include other symptoms such as pain, swelling, heaviness, fatigue, itching, cramps, skin discoloration and ulcers of the leg. Unfortunately, vein disease can progress unsuspectedly and can sometimes be invisible.
It is important you contact a trusted vein specialist if you notice any of the symptoms above.
If your vein specialist has determined your restless leg syndrome is being caused by underlying vein disease, you can alleviate your symptoms with effective treatment options. Dr. Prem Kittusamy has performed thousands of these treatments with minimal to no pain or discomfort. Patients finish treatment and walk out the door in an hour or less.
Minimally invasive treatments such as radio frequency ablation simply close the diseased vein effectively without the need of traditional surgery. The diseased vein once closed becomes scar tissue and is eventually consumed by the body.
This procedure uses a specialized catheter that is inserted into the diseased vein and sears the damaged vein, closing it off forever. Once closed, your healthier veins take over.
For over a decade, Dr. Prem Kittusamy has been recognized across the Las Vegas Valley for his unmatched vein treatments and his exceptional patient care. Dr. Kittusamy is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
If you’re looking for the very best in restless leg and vein treatments in Las Vegas, our team welcomes you to the Las Vegas Vein clinic. Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of care so you feel comfortable in making the right choice about your treatment.