We hear more and more every day about Restless Leg Syndrome; RLS. But no one seems to know what causes it. It’s that funny, tingly, annoying sensation in your legs and feet that makes you feel like you have to get up and walk around. Some research suggests low potassium, the inability to process iron correctly or stress could be the cause. But no one knows for sure. RLS has also been the cause of insomnia for some people due to the irresistible urge to move around or change position. The best mindinsole reviews will help you understand why they are the best to get rid of any discomfort with your leg.
As a long-time sufferer of this affliction myself I have researched some possible relief from the symptoms. There are prescription medications you can get to help relieve the discomfort but they are known to have some bad side-effects that include migraine headaches, depression, seizures and drug addiction. These medications are normally prescribed for Parkinson’s Disease and basically work on the central nervous system. Here are a few remedies I have run across that have helped me.
Try mild exercise such as a stationary bicycle or joggers trampoline. Both of these increase circulation and are easy on the body. You can find either of these items at a thrift store or garage sale for very little money. In my experience, too much exercise as well as no exercise makes my symptoms worse. So go easy, maybe 10 to 15 minutes a day. Leg stretches also work for me. I do a series of whole body stretching, toe-touching and lunges, all with deep breathing, for about 10 minutes. This solution also helps relieve stress.
Something else you might find works for you is drinking a glass of orange juice or sports drink (not energy drinks as they have caffeine) or eat a banana. The potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, regulates nerve impulses and assists in releasing energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism.
Try warming up your feet and legs by soaking in a hot bath. If you don’t have access to a bathtub, try wrapping your feet and legs in a towel hot from the dryer, or use an electric heating pad. The heat seems to have a calming effect on the leg muscles.
You can also try resting the bottoms of your feet on a foot vibrator or running a hand-held massager over the bottoms of your feet and up the backs of your legs for 5 to 10 minutes. My friend rests her feet across the top of her portable fan, then she soaks her feet in a pan of hot water. This does the trick for her.
You might try drinking a mug of warm milk along with a tablespoon peanut butter (not mixed in the milk!). This works well at bedtime for calming the nerves. Keep away form adding cocoa to your milk. Cocoa has caffeine and will be counter-productive.
A couple of things you need to avoid are alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine both have a tendency to make the nerves twitch. If you suffer from RLS the feeling will be worse.
I hope some of these things will help you in the same way they have helped me. It’s always worth a try!