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Solutions for Restless Legs in Canton, Corsicana & Cedar Creek Lake Area

People experience restless legs in many ways, but all describe the feeling as an unpleasant sensation with an overwhelming urge to move their legs when they are sitting or laying still, especially in the evening and at bedtime. This is not like the pain of a leg cramp or the numbness of a leg “falling asleep.” It is just an uncomfortable feeling urging you to move, flex or jerk your leg.

Restless leg syndrome (now being referred to as Willis-Ekbom disease) and periodic limb movement disorder are similar in that they often result in leg movements that prevent you from falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Restless legs may limit how long you can sit still in an auto, airplane, or at a business meeting. Another form of restless legs is called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). PLMD causes the limbs, legs or arms to jerk and move during sleep. This is involuntary and may cause you and your partner to awaken many times during the night without being aware of it.

Dr. Cates, a board-certified sleep specialist, can help you overcome these annoying, sleep-depriving conditions.

When you need an experienced doctor who can ease your restless legs, call Ronald Cates, MD, at 903.675.1717. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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