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Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson’s

But many with Parkinson’s disease have daytime ‘leg motor restlessness,’ study found

By Denise Mann, HealthDay Reporter, www.health.msn.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) — People with early Parkinson’s disease are not more likely to have restless legs syndrome, but many people with Parkinson’s do report leg motor restlessness, according to the results of a new Norwegian study.

People with restless legs syndrome, or RLS, have an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This typically occurs at night during rest, and the sensation is relieved by movement. By contrast, leg motor restlessness is characterized by the urge to move the legs throughout the day, and this sensation does not improve with movement. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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