Restless legs syndrome is a condition that results in an involuntary urge to move the legs. It’s a disorder of the nervous system and can also cause strange sensations in the feet, calves or thighs, which could be described as a crawling or burning feeling. You might have heard RLS also called ‘Willis-Ekbom disease’ which is just another term to describe the same condition.
Sufferers typically find restless leg syndrome is worse in the evenings and throughout the night. When you’re trying to rest this can, of course, be very disruptive to sleep patterns. As a result, suffers often find they are irritable throughout the day, with low mood and low energy. Symptoms vary from person to person, so you might have restless leg syndrome and find it doesn’t impact your life too much. Women are typically twice as likely to develop RLS than men and it’s estimated that 10% of the population is affected.
What Causes RLS
Although in many cases there are no known cases, some neurologists believe that RLS can be caused by an imbalance of dopamine and the way in which the body processes this. Dopamine is responsible for muscle movement, so an imbalance leads to a loss of control over this. Secondary RLS is caused by a known condition such as anemia or Parkinson’s disease.
Treatments for RLS
There are several options for treating restless legs syndrome. Milder versions of the disorder could be addressed through lifestyle changes or home remedies, while other cases require something more.
Alternating warm and cold packs on the muscles has been known to help. You don’t even need anything fancy for this. Why not try a bag of peas and alternate it with a hot water bottle? A leg massage before bed can also be very beneficial. Avoid things that trigger RLS, including certain foods and drinks like coffee or chocolate.
Try to get moving throughout the day, even if you have a sedentary job; don’t sit in the same position for too long. Good sleep habits are also really important, so stick to a routine and start a ritual before bed such as taking a hot bath.
LegCare Leg Wrap
If you’re currently suffering from restless legs syndrome and you’ve had enough, consider using LegCare leg wrap. LegCare is a completely natural solution, so there no need for any medication. Over 250,000 people have used LegCare and the feedback speaks for itself. Customers have declared their amazement at how quickly LegCare gave them relief and what a difference it has made to their overall daily lives.
Restless leg syndrome is much easier to treat when the causes are known. Usually, in these cases, medication for the problem itself (e.g iron for an iron deficiency) will resolve the underlying problem. However, in cases where the reason for RLS is not known, the Magnopulse LegCare leg wrap could be the solution you’ve been searching for.