Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is the disorder characterized by an urge to move to stop uncomfortable sensations. The pains usually intensify during the relaxation period; reading, studying or trying to sleep. It is important to remember that classic RLS symptoms include limb jerks during sleep, which is a primary target physiological marker of RLS.
Growth pains (GPs) during the teenage years show the same symptoms as the urge to move in order to stop the uncomfortable sensations when trying to sleep. However, GP shows no increase in pain sensation when relaxing, reading or studying, during the day.
The most important GP, like many other disorders, does not demonstrate jerking legs during sleep. For example, people suffering from Tromboangiitis obliteraans a.k.a to Buerger's disease at night may experience similar symptoms, including painful muscle cramps. Patients with diabetes often suffer from pathologies of blood vessels (diabetic angiopathy.)
In addition to vascular spasms and narrowing of the arterial lumen, the arteries and the capillary network may undergo major pathological changes. Such changes can produce symptoms similar to RLS. Often, people suffering from so-called "Charley Horse" report symptoms similar to RLS. Similarly, people who suffer from nocturnal cramps in the legs, when, few muscle fibers can be in the cramp, report absolutely the same symptoms as RLS.
Massage therapy can play a serious role in any of the conditions mentioned above. In the following series of video clips Boris proposes special massage techniques that may be useful for those suffering from the syndromes mentioned above.
Common symptoms of all disorders mentioned are: the reaction of the leg muscles to vigorous exercise exhaustion, the urge to move, the sensitivity of muscles to pressure and some other. In the following series of clips Boris proposes techniques that are usually used for the rehabilitation of the athlete of the side effects of the exercise. These techniques proved to be advantageous in the recovery of exhausted, sensitive and painful muscles and are therefore beneficial in cases of restless legs syndrome.
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