Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects 10-15% of Americans, and is characterized by the irresistible urge to move one’s legs to stop  uncomfortable or odd sensations. A patient’s legs become uncomfortable when lying down or sitting – some describe it as a “creeping, tingling or burning” sensation. Moving the legs helps it feel better, but not for long.

RLS can be associated with many problems such as diabetes/neuropathy, kidney failure, anemia or a vitamin/mineral deficiency. However, diseased veins can also contribute to RLS symptoms. While healthy veins return blood to the
heart, blood that pools in unhealthy veins can lead to a buildup of toxic metabolic waste, which can cause RLS symptoms.

Varicose Vein Treatment Often Achieves Excellent Results According to recent studies, some RLS patients have seen a dramatic drop or elimination of their symptoms through varicose vein therapy. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we start by performing a state-of-the-art Doppler ultrasound test to determine if unhealthy veins may be contributing to your RLS. If this is the case, I can treat the problem veins using the latest minimally invasive treatment innovations, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA).

Please call my Albuquerque vein clinic at 505-848-VEIN(8346) to schedule your free vein screening.

Dr. Robert Cutchen