- 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.
Last updated: Mar 18, 2013