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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are many approaches that help rls.
Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives.

In brief: Yes
There are many approaches that help rls.
Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: It may
A variety of integrative (or cam) techniques, including massage, acupuncture, acupressure, a variety of herbal remedies have people giving testimonials about how well they work.
However, I have not been able to find randomized controlled trials that put these claims to the test. That being said, massage is certainly a technique that could not hurt, and may at least temporarily give some relief.

In brief: It may
A variety of integrative (or cam) techniques, including massage, acupuncture, acupressure, a variety of herbal remedies have people giving testimonials about how well they work.
However, I have not been able to find randomized controlled trials that put these claims to the test. That being said, massage is certainly a technique that could not hurt, and may at least temporarily give some relief.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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