Known informally as “restless legs syndrome” or RLS, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome is a medical condition primarily characterized by a tingling or restless feeling in the legs, arms, torso and other parts of the body. Although it can occur in virtually any limb or extremity, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome is most commonly observed in the legs.
Patients suffering from Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome typically have to keep the affected area in motion in order to get some relief from the uneasiness or stress. The condition can cause inability to sleep in the patient, and it can often have a severely detrimental effect on the patient’s quality of life. Treatment methods for Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome typically involve physical therapy and medication, although considerable promise has been shown by the use of marijuana as part of the treatment process.