Spinning legs: what to do?
Many people notice that when the weather changes or when the new season begins, unpleasant sensations appear in the legs, as if “twisted”. What to do in such situations and how to alleviate your condition?
To cope with the problem, you must first find out the cause of the ailment.
Causes of pain in the legs
In another state, when the "twists" the legs, called restless legs syndrome. Manifested by the fact that even at rest, usually during sleep or at bedtime, a person experiences nagging, aching pain in the lower limbs. The reasons for this condition may be several, among them:
- neurological diseases;
- joint damage (rheumatoid arthritis and others);
- problems with vessels (obliterating endarteritis, varicose veins, atherosclerosis of vessels, etc.);
- as well as kidney dysfunction, anemia, lack of vitamins and minerals.
Often, such sensations occur in women during pregnancy and are related to the fact that the future mother's body spends more iron on the body more intensively, with the result that the legs can “twist” due to a lack of this substance.The problem is solved by introducing into the diet foods with a high content of iron or drugs (iron tablets or injections).
More on the causes of the disease can be found in the article Why pulls legs.
Leg pain treatment
Treatment of restless legs syndrome is selected individually, in accordance with the cause of the disease. So, in case of problems with vessels, preparations with a vasodilating effect, physiotherapy procedures and warm baths of infusions of needles or chamomile are recommended. At the same time, these baths are contraindicated in diseases of the joints. In this case, it is necessary to take anti-inflammatory drugs and provide dry heat to the legs.
You can do a massage of the limbs before going to bed, but perform it carefully, using the restorative cream "Troxevasin", "Lioton" and the like. You can also raise your legs to elevation and lie down for about 20 minutes, thus restoring the circulation of stagnant venous blood.
It would also be nice to review your diet and increase your intake of foods containing potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins. Particularly useful in this regard will be tomatoes, beans, liver, wheat germ, apples, peas, tongue.