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Are leg cramps symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Leg cramps are not a common symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS is typically described as unpleasant sensations in the calves, thighs, feet or arms, often described as: creeping, crawling, jittery, tingling, burning, and aching.  There are many different causes of leg cramps.  It can be caused by dehydration, injury or low calcium or potassium levels in your body.  Different types and causes of leg cramps can change the types of treatment. If your leg cramps are still bothering you, you may want to follow up with your doctor to find out the cause and the proper treatment.    

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