2. Restless Leg Syndrome
If you need to keep your legs in motion and feel uncomfortable if they are still, you may have restless leg syndrome. RLS is not always characterized by actual pain, but it often causes enough discomfort to interfere with sleep patterns. Instead of a dull pain, the discomfort created by RLS is in the form of a pins and needles sensation or the feeling that something is crawling all over your legs if they aren’t in motion.
This neurological condition may be mild or extremely severe and can affect 10% of the population. Conditions that can be associated with RLS include kidney problems, Parkinson’s disease, or diabetes. Many pregnant women can suffer from RLS, and the symptoms often disappear after pregnancy. There is no specific blood test that can diagnose RLS, but the diagnosis is established through questions and answers and ruling out other conditions.