bandage & socks for RLS

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bandage & socks for RLS

Postby art4ea » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:28 am

Hi. I had an idea about RLS symptoms. I wrap my calf with an Ace (or some other brand) bandage & the restless feeling stops. My mother tried support stockings & that worked for her. My husband used an Ace knee support (white, two metal support bands on each side, & a hole for the knee). He just pulled it up so the top elastic section of the brace was on his calf. Worked for all of us. Hope this helps somebody.
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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Polar Bear » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:20 am

Welcome to the Discussion Board.
It's great that this works for all of you. Many of our members do find that it helps, it sometimes helps, or indeed that there is no benefit.
Do you wrap your calf after the symptoms start, how long does it take for your restless feeling to stop? And how long has this been working for you.

I find that the very thought of something like flight socks makes me want to run for the hills.

We are all so different in what helps us and even, what helped us last week may not help us this week.

It's always helpful to hear what helps someone else.
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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Yankiwi » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am

I find that the very thought of something like flight socks makes me want to run for the hills.


I'm glad an ace bandage works for some people, I'm glad if anything works! But personally, I agree with Polar Bear.

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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby art4ea » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:15 pm

I use the bandage after the feeling starts. The sensation stops as soon as I put the bandage on. Using the bandage for 3 months, & so far it works every time. My husband & mom used their type of ‘wrap’ for 2 months, & the feeling stops for them. As for the socks, I didn’t know they had more than one use. Support is the term she used.

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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am

Are you saying that the sensation ceases.... as soon as your put the bandage on? i.e. Immediately, as in 'instantly'
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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby art4ea » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:08 am

Mine worked instantly, as did my moms. My husband says 5 minutes.

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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby badnights » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 am

I think elastic bandages (ace bandages) can be a good tool for many of us. I found they subdued the sensations but not usually enough, and sometimes they seemed to make things worse. Also what a pain to put on and off. I tried the support stockings, but I can't have my toes restricted. I found a pair that's made without toes, but I couldn't leave them on overnight -- same thing, after a while they made things worse :(

But it's definitely something people should try. That bit of pressure can be enough of a distraction that the WED/RLS sensations don't get through. I still have to wear ankle warmers to bed - partly for the warmth and partly for the sensation of something secure around the ankles. Otherwise it feels like gaping empty cold space where my ankles are supposed to be, and I cannot for the life of me sleep with that.
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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Yankiwi » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am

I had a left over pair from surgery about 12 years ago. I put them on before a long flight and had them off, in the seat, while still on the ground.

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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:04 am

Yankiwi wrote:I had a left over pair from surgery about 12 years ago. I put them on before a long flight and had them off, in the seat, while still on the ground.


That would be me also.
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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby art4ea » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:03 am

Mine worked instantly, as did my moms. My husband says 5 minutes.

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Re: bandage & socks for RLS

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:53 pm

I hope they continue to work for you, for a long time.
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