People who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that creates uncontrollable unpleasant feelings in the legs, may be able to breathe a sigh of relief: Medi USA has just announced the launch of a drug-free compressive foot wrap called Restiffic that helps relax muscles in the foot and relieve symptoms of the vexing condition during sleep.
The adjustable drug-free RLS treatment device works by promoting gentle, relaxing pressure on the abductor hallucis and flexor hallucis brevis muscles in the foot, which greatly reduces patients’ burning and creeping feelings as well as the uncontrollable impulse to move their legs while sleeping.
What Is The Effectiveness Of Restiffic?
In tests, the bandage-like compression wrap proved to be more effective than drugs for controlling RLS symptoms, with patients reporting a “vast” improvement in health and almost two more hours of sleep per night. Data shows that 97% of people who used Restiffic experienced a significant reduction in Restless Legs Syndrome symptoms and a 69% reduction in the severity of RLS symptoms after just six weeks of use.
Furthermore, Restiffic was 40% more effective than the leading pharmacologic treatment for the disorder — without the nausea, dizziness and other side effects the medication typically produces.
The downside is that Restiffic should not be used in patients with neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, poor circulation, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, history of blood clots, or foot and/or leg swelling.
RLS Symptoms And Facts
Nearly one in 10 people suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, with women twice as likely to develop the condition than men. The neurological disorder creates unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge to move the legs, a feeling that increases at nighttime and during rest. Not only are the symptoms exhausting, the lack of sleep leads to anxiety, depression, heart attacks, stroke and poor quality of life.
Where You Can Buy Restiffic's RLS Leg Wrap
For more information on Restiffic, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class 1 device and is now available to order online with a prescription, visit Restiffic's official website.
Other home treatment options for RLS include cutting back on alcohol and caffeine intake, increasing excercise, and engaging the legs with massage, stretching and warm footbaths.