Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) causes symptoms or unpleasant sensations in the legs while the person is sitting, lying down or trying to sleep. People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) may feel these symptoms or sensations in the calves, thighs, feet or arms:
Some people are not able to describe the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. People with RLS have a strong and often irresistible compulsion to move or handle their legs.
Commonly reported patterns
RLS symptoms can be mild to intolerable and the symptoms tend to worsen as the person gets older. Some people may experience periods of remissions (that is periods in which symptoms improve or completely stop for days, weeks, or months) or fluctuation in the severity of symptoms. But in most cases the symptoms usually eventually reappear. It is generally a lifelong condition and at present there is no cure for it.
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