The Irresistible Urge to Move One's Legs

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is defined as the irresistible desire for a person to move their legs and is usually accompanied by tingling, pulling, crawling, creeping, and/or cramping sensations. Symptoms usually get worse when a person is sitting or lying down.

One major element of Restless Legs Syndrome is that it can’t be explained by another medical condition. The Mayo Clinic writes that tests for iron deficiency are usually ordered to rule out other possible reasons for a person’s symptoms before determining that it is RLS.

Conditions that mimic RLS include neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and poor circulation. Exercise, massage, and acupuncture can help, but the medical community says there is no known cure for Restless Legs Syndrome. Read the rest of the article here!

Evidence suggests that weighted blankets may help with symptoms of RLS. Read the Mayo Clinic article here.

We have some great news! PLoS ONE just published an article finding the MedMassager effective for treating RLS.

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Study Finds Foot MedMassager Effective in Treating Restless Legs Syndrome