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Restless Leg Syndrome

Desert West Vein & Surgery Center
Dr. Atur Kasha, DO
Restless Leg Syndrome in El Paso, TX

If restless leg syndrome diminishes your sleep and overall quality of life, board-certified general surgeon Atur Kasha, DO, and his expert team offer simple treatment options at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas. They might recommend lifestyle changes or medications to give you symptom relief. Schedule an appointment with Desert West Vein & Surgery Center by phone or online today.

What is restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes uncomfortable sensations and urges to move your legs. It often occurs in the evening when you’re lying down or resting.

Moving your legs can ease unpleasant symptoms, but RLS can interfere with getting a good night’s sleep. Treatment with Dr. Kasha and his team can offer you relief. 

What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Common symptoms you might experience with restless leg syndrome include:

  • Urges to move your legs or arms
  • Poor sleep
  • Leg discomfort
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Nighttime leg twitching
  • Symptoms that get worse in the evening
  • Symptom relief with leg movement

If you have RLS you might experience sensations of creeping, crawling, throbbing, pulling, itching, or aching in your legs.

What are the risk factors for RLS?

While anybody can develop restless leg syndrome, it usually isn’t related to a serious underlying medical problem. However, it sometimes accompanies other conditions, such as:

  • A family history of RLS
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes
  • Neuropathy
  • Kidney failure
  • Iron deficiency
  • Spinal cord problems
  • Past spinal blocks

You might be more likely to experience RLS if one or more of these conditions are present.

How does my provider diagnose restless leg syndrome?

To diagnose restless leg syndrome and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Kasha reviews your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms. 

He completes a comprehensive physical examination. Dr. Kasha and his team at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center team might recommend blood tests, an ultrasound, or a sleep study.

What are my restless leg syndrome treatment options?

To reduce RLS symptoms and give you a better quality of life, Dr. Kasha might recommend the following treatments:

  • Medications
  • Massage
  • Warm or cold packs
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoiding caffeine
  • Foot wraps

His team works with you to develop a treatment plan that matches your needs and makes changes to treatment regimens as needed to deliver the best outcome.

Don’t live with RLS discomfort or sleep deprivation associated with it when simple solutions can offer relief at Desert West Vein & Surgery Center. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out which restless leg syndrome treatments are right for you.

1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 120
El Paso,TX


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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1860 Dean Martin
Suite 103
El Paso,TX


Monday By appointment only

Tuesday By appointment only

Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday By appointment only
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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