What Causes That Pesky Tingling in Legs During RLS?

tingling in legs rlsWhile this classic symptom of RLS is common, research has yet to prove what exactly is going on when one experiences these tingling sensations.

One theory speculates that the tingling in legs is due to damage of your nerves. The brain can’t interpret the signals it is receiving as it is outside of its experience.

To deal with this, it tries to relate it to something the body has experienced before like being squeezed or burnt. Alternatively, it may relate it to something that it can imagine.

So, essentially, the neuropathways that deliver sensations from the skin to the brain are damaged or deficient. Continue reading for how to naturally relieve these types of restless leg symptoms.

What is RLS?

RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome is a neurological condition that causes an irresistible urge to move or shake one’s leg or can cause a tingling in legs. This condition most commonly occurs when the patient is in a resting position or is trying to sleep and can majorly damage their regular lifestyle and cause sleeplessness.

The most common syndrome that patients complain about if they suffer from RLS is the tingling in legs sensation that seems only to die down if they move about or rub their legs vigorously.

While, for some people, this symptom causes only irritation and doesn’t happen too often, in severe cases this sensation can be quite painful and is a long term problem.

There are two types of RLS, and the causes can differ as to why the patient experiences a tingling in legs.

Primary RLS is the first type when there seems to be no discernible cause for the patient suffering from these symptoms – which means that there, tingling in legsseems to be no nutritional deficiency or neurological damage that could be causing this effect. In such cases, the patient is said to suffer from Primary RLS, which is considered to be a genetically transferred cause.

It has been studied that people suffering from Primary RLS who seem to have no physical reason to have this tingling in legs do in fact have family members in the older generation who have suffered from RLS.

Secondary RLS is the second type that is known to occur in patients and cause this uncontrollable tingling in legs sensation as a result of some other neurological disease, nutritional deficiency or due to side effects of a drug.

Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease or damage to certain nerves or parts of the brain is the ailments that can cause RLS. Low levels of Iron or Magnesium are considered to be the nutritional deficiencies in the body which can also lead to similar symptoms.

It has also been noticed that pregnant women in the last few months of their pregnancy might also feel the same tingling in legs sensation associated with RLS. This symptom usually goes away after giving birth but if the problem persists it could be because they have developed RLS.

How can this sensation be relieved?

The most natural urge to relieve the tingling sensation in your legs is to rub the legs vigorously or get up and walk about. However, if this is a long-term and recurring problem, special attention needs to be given to the problem.

While there are medications that may be prescribed for RLS, they also come with side effects and more doctors are now prescribing natural and alternative treatments to relieve patients from this sensation and help them sleep better at night. From improving your daily diet to including moderate exercise to your daily routine; there are a number of safe ways in which this syndrome can be treated.

Our eBook, which comes with every order of Seratame outlines the specific dietary and lifestyle changes that one can follow in order to find tremendous relief.

Finding a good, chelated magnesium, such as magnesium glycinate, can help reduce symptoms of tingling in legs associated with RLS. Vitamin E and folic acid also work together synergistically to combat this as well.

That is why Seratame contains all of these ingredients plus a few others which can target specific causes and symptoms of restless legs. Click here for more information on how Seratame works.