Sequential compression device/air leg massager

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Re: Sequential compression device/air leg massager

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Sorry for the delay. Mine are called Fit King leg air massager. They are boots that wrap around your feet and calves. They are currently $75 on Amazon. I only ordered one pair but for some reason they sent me two and I totally forgot to send the extra pair back. They are still in the box and have been gathering dust in my closet. I'd be happy to give them away and ship them to any fellow sufferer who feels they may benefit from them. If nothing else they are relaxing. Unfortunately they only helped me fall asleep once during the afternoon but my RLS is severe and refractory. Perhaps they might help someone with a milder case.

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I have been trying to find out if leg compressors could help and just found this discussion board. I, too, have very severe RLS and am looking for ANY help. How much can I pay you for these?

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mlarq wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:23 pm
I have been trying to find out if leg compressors could help and just found this discussion board. I, too, have very severe RLS and am looking for ANY help. How much can I pay you for these?
Hello and welcome, mlarq. There are places you can order them. Do you need help identifying where to buy them?
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I learned from a recent virtual RLS support group meeting :"Restiffic"foot wrap $200 & requires your doctor's prescription. Go online (google the product name & then they will send you the form for your MD to fill out..Hope this helps

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mlarq wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:23 pm
I have been trying to find out if leg compressors could help and just found this discussion board. I, too, have very severe RLS and am looking for ANY help. How much can I pay you for these?
See Taco Bill's post in this Topic from March 29. Once you've been a member for 3 days, you can send private messages, so you should be able to "pm" (private-message) him now.
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I am looking for an air compressor type treatment that would compress the fly calf and foot. Anyone have experience with a good one? And how would you compare it to rustic? Thanks, Ron

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RLKamm wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 pm
I am looking for an air compressor type treatment that would compress the fly calf and foot. Anyone have experience with a good one? And how would you compare it to rustic? Thanks, Ron
What do you mean by "rustic"?
I have a pair of Manamed PlasmaFlow cuffs which I got on ebay for - I forget - well under 100$. They don't cover the foot. They're 10 inches high. Designed for the calf. I find they work sometimes to control the symptoms - if the symptoms are mild, say. On bad nights, I might wear them all night long. They have a mild positive effect, although every now and then if I think about it the wrong way, I want to rip them off. I want them to squeeze harder, and get on with it quicker after releasing pressure. They're designed for preventing blood clots, not for WED/RLS.

I also have an infrared light I almost never use, but if there were a hands-free design, I might use it more because I think it helps a bit.

I also have a "chi vitalizer" machine which does nothing for the WED/RLS (but is kind of interesting).
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Thanks for the reply. I would need it for the foot, calf, and thigh. Rustic was a miss print. I meant Restific . Thanks

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Ah ha! Sorry I didn't figure that out :)
Try typing restiffic (two Fs) in the Search bar at top right. A number of people here have tried it, and I don't recall anyone saying it works well, but check the comments yourself to be sure. search.php?keywords=restiffic
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Restific Works sometimes but not others. I can’t say I recommend it for the price. I’m looking for leg compressors that compress the calf more than 50 mm HG. Anyone know of anything that works? Thanks, Ron

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These are adjustable between 20 and 80 mm Hg.
https://www.manamed.com/products/vascul ... y/manaflow
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