How are painful legs and moving toes differentiated from restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Patients with painful legs and moving toes exhibit involuntary, spontaneous flexion and extension of the toes, which is usually secondary to spinal cord injury or root lesions. [21] Unlike RLS, this condition is not associated with a focal urge to move the limbs, and it does not show a clear circadian pattern.


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