Does Anyone Else Squeeze their Legs This Hard??

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Does Anyone Else Squeeze their Legs This Hard??

Postby kwarner » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:49 pm

When my RLS flares up I find that I want to massage my calves EXTREMELY hard. It is painful..but relieves my rls.
I also flex my calf muscle until I force it to go into a 'charlie horse'.
These two things seem to help "fatigue" my muscle and therefore relieve my rls pain. Does anyone else ever do this???

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Postby ksxroads » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:11 pm

Dear Kwarner...

Don't think I have ever flexed hard enough to cause a charlie horse, yet I do flex the muscles in my legs to help relieve the RLS, and use massage on a regular basis. The deeper the better!

Many also use stretch bands for flexing their legs during periods of inactivity, like plane/car trips, meetings.

Sounds like you do not have daily/nightly rls... that is a good thing!

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squeezing legs

Postby fulltimemartins » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:18 pm

I too often get charlie horses from stretching too hard. I also "hit" my calves often thinking that it will help. Of course, like everyone else, I will do "anything" that I think will help. It sure makes me feel better to read and vent with everyone else though. For years I thought i was the "only one".

Good luck

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Postby hypnotode » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:39 am

I also like to massage my legs very hard, to the point of the occasional light bruise. Sounds nasty, but feels great! I also stretch to the point of charlie horse, then stop right before.

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Postby txnmomma » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:38 am

I too often get charlie horses from stretching too hard. I also "hit" my calves often thinking that it will help. Of course, like everyone else, I will do "anything" that I think will help. It sure makes me feel better to read and vent with everyone else though. For years I thought i was the "only one".


OMG :o I totally thought I was the only one to "hit" my legs. It relieves the pain temporarily and I had this pain growing up as a child and nothing ever would help.

Now my RLS pain is daily :cry:

NEW to ther foums... but not new to RLS.
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Postby Penguinrocks » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:10 am

welcome Newbies :wink:

i hit my leg all the time!!!!! mine is my thigh tho...not my calf, but i do flex a LOT and yup...charlie shows up every now and then...

one thing you are NOT here and that is ALONE!

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Postby tazzer » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:55 pm

i do the same thing, i hit my thighs, or rub them till my knuckles are raw and massage the he-double hockey sticks out of my feet. you are definately not alone.

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Postby neelia » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:27 pm

Hit, punch, rub to the point of bruising. :(

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Me too

Postby bjslovely » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:07 pm

I hit, rub, kick, raise and do anything else to relieve the pain. The worst time is when I have to sit for a long period of time and can't move. This drives me crazy. Does anyone know how rls is connected with our psyche. When my legs are hurting and restless it affects me mentally as well.

I hate the pain, the lack of sleep and the restlessness. Oh my God, I am tired.
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Postby b_rwhite5 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:47 am

RLS definitely affects me both mentally and physically. My husband says he can always tell when I have had a bad day or night because I am just mean. I haven't ever hit my leg, but I am willing to anything that works. I do massage deeply and I stretch my legs alot. It helps me when I point my heal and stretch my calf and thigh the same time, but I usually have pain all down my leg.
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Postby tazzer » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:00 pm

yep my hubby tells me i am mean when i have a bad day with my legs,


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does anyone else squeeze their legs this hard?

Postby ctravel12 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:22 pm

When my rls was at its worse this summer, my dh and I came very close to splitting up. Thank the good Lord all is ok now. I am now on a different med and am doing much better and hope that this med continues. I hope everyone is doing good today.
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Postby Stacia » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:48 pm

I stretch to the point of charlie horses all the time. It sucks. But it helps - temporarily.
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Postby BeanieLee » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:34 pm

I have my fiance rub my calves and knees very hard and slap or kind of karate chop them. ha ha. Sounds so silly but we do what works. My calf muscles are always tense and hard so it hurts some of the time but it feels SO good overall.
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yes to bruising and charlie horses

Postby CharleneNich » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:17 pm

Hi. I did last night. Stretched my left calf muscle so hard that it turned into a charlie horse. Also, am afraid I will hyper extend my knee some nights. I have RLS almost every night and can't wear shorter skirts anymore because all the bruising I inflict on myself. :roll:


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