Restless Legs Syndrome - Exams and Tests
Other conditions to consider
related sleep study tests may also be done to help identify problems that can
interfere with sleep. You may be evaluated for
other conditions with symptoms similar to restless legs syndrome. These
intermittent claudication (a tight, aching, or
squeezing pain in the calf, foot, thigh, or buttock that occurs during
You also may be asked about behaviors, habits, and
physical traits that may be related, such as:
- Lack of regular,
- Being overweight and having a high
body mass index.
You may also have tests to check for
other diseases or health conditions—such as
peripheral neuropathy, pregnancy, kidney problems, or
iron deficiency anemia—that can cause your symptoms.
Tests will vary depending on what your doctor identifies as likely problems.