Restless Leg Syndrome

This is a condition affecting the nerves that results in an urge to move the legs. It can be very distressing and tends to be worse at night. A sensation of various symptoms of burning, aching, cramps, pulsating and swelling of the legs is often described. The condition is more common in women and affects about 10% of the population at some stage of their lives.

Causes

A lot of the time there is no obvious cause for restless leg syndrome. Nerve function, salt imbalance and pregnancy are often associated however.

Many of the symptoms of restless leg syndrome are similar to those experienced by patients who suffer from varicose veins. Therefore it is very important during the initial assessment to take a look at the leg veins of the patient. If weak veins are found we can then treat with endovenous laser ablation. We will use a duplex ultrasound at this point to ascertain any vein issues.

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Coping with a restless leg syndrome episode

If you are experiencing an episode of restless leg syndrome it may help to take the following measures:

– Leg massage. Massaging the legs can help with the flow of blood and ease pain and encourages movement
– An evening shower – hot or cold. Having a shower before going to bed opens up the veins in the body and could make sleep easier
– Exercise such as yoga or tai chi, walking and stretching. Any exercise is obviously good for you and these simple, yet very effective, techniques ensure that the veins are doing their job in a positive manner

Treatment

If you are experiencing an episode of restless leg syndrome it may help to take the following measures:

– Leg massage. Massaging the legs can help with the flow of blood and ease pain and encourages movement
– An evening shower – hot or cold. Having a shower before going to bed opens up the veins in the body and could make sleep easier
– Exercise such as yoga or tai chi, walking and stretching. Any exercise is obviously good for you and these simple, yet very effective, techniques ensure that the veins are doing their job in a positive manner

Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

Closure Treatment
  • Same day procedure
  • Fast recovery – resuming normal activities within 1-2 days
  • Minimal or no scarring

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Radiofrequency Vein Ablation
  • Gold standard treatment of varicose veins ( along with endo venous laser ablation)
  • Keyhole treatment
  • Relatively painless and return to work within 24 hours
  • Useful in treating primary varicose veins

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EndoVenous Laser Ablation
  • Gold standard treatment of varicose veins (NICE approved) (99%
  • Keyhole treatment
  • All varicose vein sizes can be treated
  • Relatively painless with return to work within 24 hours
  • Bespoke lasers generators for different size veins and anatomy
  • Useful in treating primary and secondary varicose veins

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Glue Treatment
  • Can be performed in the office/outpatient environment
  • Is relatively painless
  • Very little bruising of the leg
  • Minimal local anaesthetic required
  • Return to work within 24 hours

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Vein Check-up

At the British Varicose Vein Centre we offer an early detection service for the potential risk of developing thread veins, varicose veins, pelvic varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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Clarivein

In our constant effort to provide the very best cutting edge methods to treat varicose veins we can also offer Clarivein treatment to our patients. Clarivein treats the varicose veins which cause spider veins, thread veins or broken veins and the restless leg syndrome.

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Other conditions we treat

  • Varicose Veins
  • Thread / Spider Veins
  • Swollen Leg
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Hand, Arm and Foot Veins
  • May Thurners Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins in Pregnancy
  • Varicose Veins in Obese Patients
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins of the Testicles

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