Diagnosis and treatment of restless legs syndrome

Samantha Sales, Manjit K. Sanghera, David J. Klocko, R. M. Stewart

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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during rest, usually accompanied by uncomfortable sensations in the affected extremity or extremities. RLS can manifest at any age but prevalence increases with advancing age. This article describes the symptoms of RLS, associated comorbidities, and how to diagnose and manage RLS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2016


  • Dopaminergics
  • Involuntary
  • Movement disorder
  • Periodic limb movements
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • URGED criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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