What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

An Irresistable Urge

People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) feel abnormal, uncomfortable sensations in their calves, thighs or feet, often along with an irresistible urge to move the affected limb. Sometimes, those sensations affect the upper body, but that is less common.

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November 21, 2013

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September 15, 2014