Restless leg syndrome, referred to as RLS and also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a condition where an individual experiences tingling sensations and an urge to move the legs. It can also include a desire to move the feet and can be quite uncomfortable. Symptoms of this ailment typically worsen at night and interfere with sleep. While there is no cure for this syndrome, there may be help to relieve symptoms and increase sleep quality. It is beneficial to find the root cause of restless leg syndrome so that treatment can be more effective. Things that can lead to RLS include sleep deprivation, a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, certain medications, or renal insufficiency. Movement, such as exercise and stretching, consuming healthy foods, and getting massages may help. If you have restless leg syndrome and it is interfering with the quality of your life, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment methods that are tailored to you.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with our podiatrist from Dr. Powers Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.
Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bloomington, Bedford, and Washington, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.