Summary

  • Characterised by a compulsive urge to move the legs.
  • Accompanied by dysaesthesias described as creeping, crawling, tingling, cramping, or aching of the extremities.
  • Symptoms are usually worse during rest and in the evening, and are temporarily improved with movement.
  • Lower extremities are affected more than upper extremities.
  • Treatment options include non-pharmacological treatments, dopamine agonists, opioids, benzodiazepines, or neuroleptic agents.

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