Rest Leg Syndrome?
The feeling of stiffness in the legs can be affected by many things, even though these complaints only appear when resting alone cannot be the basis that the person is included in a medical condition called rest leg syndrome (RLS).
RLS itself is a nervous disorder that eventually causes abnormal movements in the legs that usually appear while sleeping, the complaint is in the form of discomfort in the feet such as itching, prickling, and tingling which these complaints usually appear when the person is sitting or lying down.
In general, the feeling of stiffness in the feet is caused by standing or squatting for a long time so that the leg muscles become cramped, besides that the habit of using high heels also tends to make the feet sore quickly. The other medical considerations with similar complaints are
Varicose veins deep vein thrombosis Peripheral nerve damage in those with diabetes. Nerve compression or pinched nerve
The above conditions are also just a possibility, because they have similar complaints, it is hoped that Chyntia will motivate the person to want to see a doctor so that further health evaluations can be carried out. That way a health check can be done to dig up more information. The information obtained will be the basis for ascertaining the root cause of the complaint, besides that this information will help in planning the most appropriate treatment and medical action.
The consideration of the complaints of stiff legs alone has not specifically led to one field of medical science, so do not hesitate to be examined by a general practitioner first. Later, from the results of these examinations, it will be seen that what your family experiences are more likely to be in what disciplines.
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