Advertisement

Are there alternative treatments for restless legs syndrome?

In some cases, people with minimal RLS symptoms may be able to improve their condition without medication. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol and quitting smoking can be helpful. Getting regular exercise and implementing a consistent sleep schedule can help reduce symptoms, too. Other possible alternative treatments include taking warm baths, heating and icing the arms and legs, and getting massages.

Continue Learning about Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

What increases my risk for restless legs syndrome?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Your risk of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is greater if you have a close relative with the same prob...
More Answers
What causes restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
American Academy of Sleep MedicineAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
Causes of restless legs syndrome vary from person to person. In some cases, the cause is unknown. Ot...
More Answers
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?
What Is the Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome?
What Is the Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.