23rd September is Restless Legs Awareness Day.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. It is a common condition of the nervous system that causes an overwhelming urge to move the legs. It can also cause an unpleasant crawling or creeping sensation in the feet, calves and thighs. Symptoms are typically worse at night.
A recent study investigated whether varicose vein treatment for patients with chronic venous insifficiency would improve restless leg syndrome. You can view the full study here. The results of the study held no surprises for us. It determined that correcting venous insufficiency improves restless leg symptoms. This is one of the many benefits of the varicose vein walk-in walk-out treatments that we offer. It is also one of the most-commented on results by our happy clients.
All of our treatments are minimally invasive and require no hospital stay.
Varicose Vein Treatments:
- Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS) uses specialised ultrasound equipment to guide injections of sclerosant which permanently closes the vein. This procedure is virtually painless, so requires no anaesthesia.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), the gold standard varicose vein treatment, again, requires no general anaesthesia or hospital stay. You walk in and walk out (wearing compression stockings for two weeks), and you are even able to drive home afterwards.
- The newest treatment we offer is Venaseal, a medical glue that closes off Varicose Veins. There is no need for stockings in those who it suits as a treatment! And air travel is allowed at any point after treatment.
Don’t suffer from restless legs any longer. Our clients can’t believe the difference treating their veins makes; it’s quite literally life changing. So why not change yours too? Call to book your free vein assessment and scan.