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Massage Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

Massage Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

by Patty Weasler, RN December 03, 2019 0 Comments

Restless leg syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom disease, is a sleep disorder that creates uncomfortable sensations in the legs while you rest. It is thought to be caused by an iron deficiency or low dopamine levels within the brain. Many treatments aim to reduce symptoms through lifestyle changes, iron supplements, medication, moderate exercise, and massage therapy. Learn more in this article about how you can integrate massage for restless leg syndrome into your life and get the sleep you need.

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Yoga Poses for Restless Leg Syndrome

Yoga Poses for Restless Leg Syndrome

by Patty Weasler, RN December 03, 2019 0 Comments

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom, is a sleep disorder that affects the nervous system. The hallmark symptom of RLS is the irresistible urge to move your legs while resting. The urge is temporarily relieved with movement and can recur throughout the night. If you’re looking for a way to help reduce your symptoms of restless leg syndrome with minimal side effects, then check out the recommended yoga poses below.

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Exercises to Relieve Restless Leg Syndrome

Exercises to Relieve Restless Leg Syndrome

by Patty Weasler, RN December 03, 2019 0 Comments

Do you feel an irresistible urge to move your legs that causes you to wake up during the night? Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that creates these feelings and can cause significant sleep disturbances. Typically caused by iron deficiency, low dopamine levels, or genetic factors RLS symptoms can be managed with exercise and stretches. Learn more about how you can implement exercises for restless leg syndrome into your daily routine.

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Effective Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

Effective Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

by Patty Weasler, RN December 03, 2019 0 Comments

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) also known as Willis-Ekbom disease causes an irresistible urge to move your legs accompanied by uncomfortable sensations. The urge to move happens with rest or at nighttime and is relieved with movement. Restless leg syndrome can cause sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness if left untreated. Thankfully, there are many treatment options to choose from.

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What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT December 03, 2019 0 Comments

If you can’t sleep at night, even after a long day at work, or if you always feel an uncomfortable sensation in your legs while resting, you may have restless leg syndrome (RLS). RLS is a commonly misunderstood condition, but we’ve provided insights into RLS, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options to help you identify and combat restless leg syndrome.

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Ways to Stop Restless Legs at Night

Ways to Stop Restless Legs at Night

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT December 03, 2019 0 Comments

The symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as willis-ekbom disease, most commonly occur at night. At the end of the day, when you’re trying to relax, unwind, and fall asleep, these uncomfortable neurological sensations can be very frustrating and start affecting your quality of life. Below, are some simple hacks for what to do for restless legs at night when you have that irresistible urge to move.

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11 Tips to Prevent Shin Splints when Running

11 Tips to Prevent Shin Splints when Running

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT November 22, 2019 0 Comments

When it comes to any type of body pain, prevention is always the best option. This is of particular importance with shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Once you have them, it most likely requires rest time that you may not be able to afford if you are trying to stay fit or train for a race. With this in mind, here are 11 tips to prevent shin splints.

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How to Tape Shin Splints

How to Tape Shin Splints

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT November 22, 2019 0 Comments

The lower leg is a very straight forward area for applying kinesiology tape (also known as kinesio tape).  Below are the basics on how to tape shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, to help maximize your recovery.

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Icing Shin Splints

Icing Shin Splints

by Patty Weasler, RN November 22, 2019 0 Comments

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is more than just a pain to runners and athletes, the condition can lead to serious lower leg injuries if left untreated. When you start to feel shin pain that worsens with exercise and hurts to the touch then it’s time to investigate shin splint treatments. Thankfully, icing shin splints is one treatment option that is both inexpensive and accessible to anymore.

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Massage Therapy for Shin Splints

Massage Therapy for Shin Splints

by Patty Weasler, RN November 22, 2019 0 Comments

Massage therapy for shin splints is a safe and effective way to reduce pain, swelling, and achieve an overall sense of relaxation. If you suffer from shin splints, massage is one treatment option that can release muscle knots and speed up healing time. It’s done by a trained massage therapist or by self-massage in your home. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment method and how it can benefit you.

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Easy Foam Rolling Exercises for Shin Splints

Easy Foam Rolling Exercises for Shin Splints

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT November 22, 2019 0 Comments

If you are trying to fast track your recovery, foam rolling for shin splints is a great option. This cheap, simple, and efficient tool can give you the upper hand in the healing process.

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Stretches and Exercises for Reducing Shin Splints

Stretches and Exercises for Reducing Shin Splints

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT November 22, 2019 0 Comments

A well balanced program, with stretches and exercises for shin splints (also known as medial tibial stress syndrome), is one of the best treatment options available. Adding other modalities such as ice, massage, and kinesiotaping will minimize downtime and maximize your quality of life. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will start feeling better!

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