Restiffic

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Restiffic

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:12 am

here is another compression device for sale. It works on the foot...since most of my symptoms are in my thigh, hip, or arm, not sure how that would help. Looking forward to someone's comments.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 79619.html
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Re: Restiffic

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:07 pm

My symptoms are thigh, calf and arms - it doesn't ring a positive bell for me but may help others.

I note that in the 'blurb' there is a quote stating that
"""RLS is traditionally treated with powerful narcotics and opioids'""" - don't know that I'd agree with that.
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Re: Restiffic

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:32 am

Polar Bear wrote:My symptoms are thigh, calf and arms - it doesn't ring a positive bell for me but may help others.

I note that in the 'blurb' there is a quote stating that
"""RLS is traditionally treated with powerful narcotics and opioids'""" - don't know that I'd agree with that.


Marketing...those folks can say just about whatever they want. Amazing (and not in a good way!).
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Re: Restiffic

Postby badnights » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:00 am

They seem to be implying that wrapping the foot that way will reduce symptoms in the legs.

I find it annoying that they say stuff like it "relaxes the [leg] muscles to lessen the symptoms" of RLS. The symptoms have nothing to do with tight muscles, so relaxing them won't help, in fact, relaxing them is what triggers the symptoms to begin. Sheeeeesh. It's hard to believe this device was invented by a person with RLS/WED, unless you consider that she must have turned it over to marketing people to pick the words for this press release. I wonder if she tried to tell them how wrong they got it?

Anyway, even though I'm really irritated by them, and my symptoms are mid thigh to ankle and upper arm to wrists, I still would like to give it a try. I wouldn't spend much money on it, though. I wonder why they made it available only by prescription? Surely they didn't have to? Does anyone know the scoop on that?
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