Log in
Restless Legs Syndrome
10,647 members β€’ 6,605 posts

SOLUTION?

Ahhhh,got sleep last night by using a "Tens Unit" I got out of Boots chemist.

It is a small electronic gadget bout size of phone with leads you insert in which

have rubber pads you stick on to skin,which in turn pulsate on muscles where

you place them at different intensites. Put 2 behind each knee on both hamstrings at edge of legs (which I call the hinges of leg),and gradually over

5mins or so,to full power (15) for minimum of 30mins. Have a read in bed

while you wait till it does its thing,then go to SLEEP!

Regards,

jimindigo

18 Replies
oldest β€’ newest

That sounds interesting, wonder how many RLS suffers have TENS machines lying around, would be a worthy experiment.

Long may it last for you.

1 like
Reply

I have a tens machine I have had for years for back pain thank you when do you but it on and where and how long for Tony

Reply

Put 2 pads behind each knee on edges of leg,a

fingers width space in centre should align them

each side so they go over both hamstrings. Put

power up to full 15,and leave for 30 mins. or more

if you want to be sure.

Sleep Well,

jimindigo

Reply

And the condom does what?😈

1 like
Reply

Eh....?

Reply

Look at the bottom of the post - under the signature.

HU webware obviously has a software that picks up trigger phrases/words and allocates associations which it highlights at the end of the post in shadow lettering.

In this case they got it spectacularly wrong and owe the poster a serious apology.

3 likes
Reply

Ah, just seen it..! HU wouldnt see the posters post, so the poster or Admin needs to get in touch with HU and tell them.

Reply

Or they could clean up their act- the dirty minded gits!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ˜² We're a cleanminded community here, so we are! No Mrs Brown stuff here, please! πŸ˜…

3 likes
Reply

Hi Madlegs, well spotted! Have informed HU. Let's see if anything happens. ;)

Kaarina

3 likes
Reply

Really funny πŸ˜‚, I thought you had lost the plot for a moment !! ;)

2 likes
Reply

Madlegs, I thought you'd been on the hard stuff until I read Elisse's comment and your reply! I'm going to pay special attention to that shadow lettering from now on...

2 likes
Reply

That's really interesting, I've got one and use it almost daily but I put the pads on my lower back.

I've always found it useful for my backpain but never thought to try the pads in a different place for RLS

thanks for the info :)

1 like
Reply

I will agree with that I use mine on my back ,will try legs next time they go

Reply

Amazing, please keep us informed . By the way are you using any meds , or what have you used before??

Reply

I would be really grateful if you could let us know if the benefit lasts.x

Reply

I have tried a TENS before and it didnt help my RLS, so one of those got to try it to find out things.

Reply

I had been using it with 1 pad behind knees in centre,but sometimes I had to augment it with finger massage on aforementioned ligaments (hinges). So then I figured the hinges were important,so that's when I recently doubled up pads,2 on each leg making sure they were stimulating the 2 hinges.

So you have to make sure 2 pads are on top of each hinge

on each leg. I had it on last night again,and worked like charm!

Sleep Well,

jimindigo

Reply

Whoops,forgot to tell you the pulse letter to use is C.

Reply

You may also like...