G25.81: Restless legs syndrome

Your legs feel unpleasant.

The feeling in your legs has changed. For example, you can feel a tingling, pulling or cramping in your legs. Your legs may also burn, sting or be painful from the inside. You may also have a strong urge to move your legs.

You have these symptoms when you are sitting or lying quietly, in particular. The symptoms may become less severe if you then move your legs. The symptoms appear in the evening and at night, in particular. You may have problems falling asleep and your sleep may not be restful. Your legs often move more while sleeping so that you wake up briefly. When you wake up later you cannot remember it. During the day you may be tired and less capable as a result.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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