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Restless legs

GogsiebgbGogsiebgb Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in Disabled people
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


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,625 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Gogsiebgb and thanks for sharing your tip with us! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    I find exercise also helps! 

    Welcome to Scope @Gogsiebgb
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Thank you for the tips @Gogsiebgb and a warm welcome to the community! :)
    Senior Community Partner
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Gogsiebgb! Thank you for this, how are you doing today? :)

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,031 Disability Gamechanger
    tonic water can help too. I used to be on quinine tablets, but they were withdrawn as they could be harmful.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    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.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
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