I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome I feel the urge in my legs to move and stretch them almost all the time?

Hello, I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome, because I feel the urge in my legs to move and stretch them almost all the time. Because the stretching is actually helping, I want to ask if device like Night Splint which will hold my leg at 90 degrees and apply light stretch all night can help me with RLS?


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Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer

yes,such splints will surely help.
get an MRI of lumbar spine done to rule out a pinched nerve due to a slipped disc.
you can even apply a leg traction at home.
physical therapy will help.

Dr. Ayman Darrag
Dr. Ayman Darrag

As a physical therapist I do not recommend splinting at all ..it may cause complications concerning skin and blood vessels due to night time compression even nerve compression which can worsen your symptoms..
I recommend
Leg massages
Hot baths or heating pads or ice packs applied to the legs
Good sleep habits
A vibrating pad called Relaxis
Avoid caffeine and tobaccos.
Treating the underlying condition if present .
Yoga before sleeping
Stick to regular sleeping time and exercise time.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Splinting is a bad idea it can relief at first then it may worsen your condition
I recommend an alternative, try buerger-allen exercise before sleep it is done the form of leg elevation +ankle pump exercise then sudden foot drop below bed level it is done just before sleep
, also try identify the cause, anemia , diabetes or too much caffeine
Good Luck