Restless leg syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in the legs that can only be relieved through movement. Because the feeling intensifies when an individual is at rest, it often occurs when at rest, which can result in sleep disturbances. There are various possible causes and treatments for restless leg syndrome. In some cases, home remedies offer inexpensive temporary relief.
Applying warm and cool packs to the affected muscles can help relieve some of the symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Taking warm baths or soaking one's legs in a whirlpool or hot tub can also alleviate the muscle spasms or tension; heat increases the flow of blood to the area, while cold can help reduce inflammation.
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