What is included in the physical exam for restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The physical examination is usually normal in patients with RLS; it is performed to identify secondary causes and to exclude other disorders. In particular, the patient should be evaluated for neuropathy, radiculopathy, and parkinsonism.


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