Traveling over the holidays

Please share your experiences, successes, and failures in using non-drug therapies for WED/RLS (methods of relief that don't involve swallowing or injecting anything), including compression, heat, light, stretches, acupuncture, etc. Also under this heading, medical interventions that don't involve the administration of a medicine to the body (eg. varicose-vein operations, deep-brain stimulation). [This forum contains Topics started prior to 2009 that deal with Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, & Diet.]
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Re: Traveling over the holidays

Postby rthom » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:38 am

Is this a calf raise or something different?

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Re: Traveling over the holidays

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:24 pm

Not sure just what you mean by a 'calf raise'... I am 'walking' in one place, both balls of the feet never leave the ground and heels go up and down alternately just barely touching the ground as they go down. Can't do anything near 200.... wow...
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Re: Traveling over the holidays

Postby rthom » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:00 pm

ok, calf raises exercise the calf. You stand still lifting your weight (either on one leg or both) up onto the balls of your feet--thus using your calf muscles. You can do it on the edge of a step and when you slowly lower yourself back to the floor--you go right down to stretch the muscle--(over the edge of the step) :roll:
Clear as mud I bet

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Re: Traveling over the holidays

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:35 pm

Nearly same thing - just not down over the edge of the step.
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Re: Traveling over the holidays

Postby rthom » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:50 pm

Ah, ok sounded like--the edge of the step thing is meant mostly for muscle building--so you wouldn't want to use it for WED relief. I also spend alot of time stretching my calfs when the symptoms are bad--the muscles cramp badly and nearly drive me batty sometimes, otherwise it's just a constant state of tension in them that is annoying--kind of feels like a bad bruise all the time.


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