Restless legs

Gogsiebgb Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in Everyday life
I'm here to help disabled people like myself and others with restless legs syndrome uncontrollable twitching and movement of legs I've suffered for years myself and have come across what's causing my twitching legs at night mainly or even legs up watching tv...simply the case of a muscle attached to our hamstring on each leg called the biceps femoris this muscle gets really tight during the course of the day and on some people needs to be released before relaxing otherwise it can be a nightmare for plenty of people 
I personally use a massaging tool as your fingers can get sore or weak due to being disabled so hope this helps anyone out there any questions be glad to answer


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,893 Championing
    Welcome to the community @Gogsiebgb and thanks for sharing your tip with us! :)
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,866 Championing
    I find exercise also helps! 

    Welcome to Scope @Gogsiebgb
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
    Thank you for the tips @Gogsiebgb and a warm welcome to the community! :)
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
    Welcome to the community @Gogsiebgb! Thank you for this, how are you doing today? :)
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Community member Posts: 2,016 Championing
    tonic water can help too. I used to be on quinine tablets, but they were withdrawn as they could be harmful.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,287 Championing
    Hello @Gogsiebgb   Pleased to meet you.

    This organisation deals with Restless Leg Syndrome.

    Hope that helps, I am one of the team of community champions .

    Do diet and nutrition needs to be changed certain types of foods needs to be introduced.

    Can alleviate the symptoms.

    The following.

    Wheatgerm whole grains, Pulses.  Bread, Pasta.

    Green leafy vegetables Spinach, Kale, Cabbage.


    B12 Vitamins fruit, vegetables iron rich sources meat, liver.

    Unsalted Peanut Butter, Organic ones .

    Nuts Walnuts.

    Herbs Parsley.

    Avoid Caffeine in Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Cola, Smoking.

    Reduce Salt intake.

    Please if I can help further please get in touch, I would also look a the link provided speak to your GP.

    Doing a food dairy can be useful.  You can find out what foods you need to avoid and which ones make it easier to cope with,

    Please take care.