Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

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Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby Mark Fan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:43 pm

My RLS only affected my lower legs; For me, besides lack of feet and toe movement, I believe tight socks and shoes played a role.
If your socks leave a print on your legs, they are too tight; Running on the grass with bare feet might be a good treatment.

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Re: Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:53 pm

I can't bear tight socks, or tight anything.

Running on the grass with bare feet sounds nice, sounds good... just wondering if you have a specific reason for suggesting grass :)
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Re: Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:44 pm

I also dislike tight anything. I've long not worn pantyhose, tight jeans, or anything else that constricts. I am barefoot in my house at all times and wear only flip flop type shoes in the summer when I can. I do wear dress shoes, pumps, etc when with clients, but would guess I'm without anything on my feet or calves at least 3/4 of the time.

It does help keep symptoms at bay until later in the day, but they come none-the-less, unfortunately :-(.
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Re: Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby Mark Fan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:48 pm

Beach would be fine too.
Why Walking Barefoot Might Be an Essential Element of Good Health:
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Re: Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby badnights » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:05 pm

I always kick off my shoes. Office, airplane, theatre, meetings, home.
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Re: Tight socks and shoes cause RLS ?

Postby EeFall » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:31 am

I can't even stand tight bed sheets on my feet. I wear comfortable white ankle socks most of the time, unless I have to get dressed up in slacks which isn't often. Our work dress standards don't exist anymore. At home I have my socks on with orthOfeet slippers that fit loosely while walking.


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