• Sam replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I get this a lot with my running.

    My tips would be, make sure you’ve had enough fluids, magnesium spray, raise legs if possible? And my sure fire winner, rolling your calves. A foam roller if you have one or in an emergency a tin of bins or similar, wine bottle, or tennis ball which is far more portable.

    I’ve also found icing my calves help too…[Read more]

  • Doris69 replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Its a classic sign of B12 deficiency. I know if I need to up my dose when if it starts.

  • betty replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Yep. Mine tends to come and go but generally gets bad late evening, just before I need to go to bed. It’s almost a sign that I’m overtired I think.

  • martin replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Magnesium, Epsom salts baths. Good hydration, not too much caffeine and muscle stretches.

  • debby replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Magnesium spray can help. Also a pair of soothing massaging gel insoles 🙂

  • Feival replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Sometimes my mum gets restless legs when she hasn’t drunk enough water or other fluids, but what helps her the best is a suggestion she very sceptically tried over 25 years ago, and that is to simply walk backwards. At the most, she needs to go backwards back and forth (or should I say back again) a few times across a room, for it to help.

  • debra replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    My colleague does, the trouble is we have rubbish floors so he bounces me up and down and makes me feel quite seasick when he does it…
    He drinks a lot of strong coffee, I don’t feel this helps :p

    I do but only when I’m really anxious!

  • ellen replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Story of my life! I put it mainly down to my ADHD really. But as above, sitting with flat feet helps to stop it but doesn’t relieve the sensation of needing to do it, if you get me?

  • brenda replied to the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Stand about 1m away from a wall ,facing it, and then lean forward so that your shoulders are close to the wall, while keeping your heels on the floor. Stretching the calf muscles is supposed to help… and it did work for me a while back. Good luck it’s a pain

  • Snitch started the topic Restless legs in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    who else gets restless legs?
    I currently have it at my desk at work, I look like I am on a lot of sugar!

    -I cannot sit still

    -I cant concentrate

    and quite frankly think I am making a show of my self-twitching away!

    What do you all do to help?

    I have had it for years since my first knee injury but never in the day and at my work desk!

  • I have had numb legs after a disc issue, so much so that at one point whenever I dismounted, I would collapse. It would not be painful at that time, just no feeling or power to my legs. Once I had sat there for a while feeling would come back.

    The GP was not terribly helpful, just gave painkillers and said to rest.

    What turned the corner was…[Read more]

  • debby replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    You need to get the disc sorted sooner rather than later. If the disc is impinging on the sciatic nerve then its going to cause damage that can take a long time, if ever, to repair. When I slipped a disc, I got raging sciatica: at it’s worst, I lost the feeling down the right leg and was unable to walk.

    I was very fortunate to be able to go…[Read more]

  • I rang up the doctors surgery this morning – told the first available appoint would be 12th December! That’s any doctor, anytime, no preferences. When I sounded a bit worried she asked me what was wrong and I said that my foot had gone numb and I was concerned because I have a prolapsed disc. She said she would get the doctor to ring me sometime…[Read more]

  • This current issue appears to be more suited to a GP visit, so get yourself booked in at the practice. She wasn’t dismissing you as a timewaster, but she needed time to do a proper examination and decide what to do next, whether to refer you on and who to etc.

    I also have some foot and leg numbness issues following 4 slipped discs 10 years ago,…[Read more]

  • Yes sorry I meant a hospital walk in centre but couldn’t find the words for it yesterday! I’ve been to one before when my knee swelled up following a trip. They thought it was septic arthritis, following an xray that diagnosis was ruled out. I went on a Thursday evening when all the soaps were on TV as I thought it would be quiet and got seen…[Read more]

  • Exactly this.

    I’m not sure what the out of hours hospital clinic that you refer to is. Is that not for folk who are taken ill out of hours? It sounds to me like you would be better to see your GP again.

  • ellen replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    This doesnt sound right at all. please go to see someone, falling with no reason can be serious and you are not a timewaster…

  • Thank you. I don’t want to be accused of being a timewaster. I’ve tried googling numbness in my foot but can’t really find anything useful other than possibly being MS or Peripheral Arterial Disease both of which I really don’t think for one minute it is! Crikey.

    I think I might go to the walk in centre one night this week. I keep going over on…[Read more]

  • donna replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Definitely agree with the above two posters! either GP or out of hours Dr.

    There are people that completely waste Drs time but I doubt this is one of those times, I wouldn’t say you was being a drama queen at all!!

  • dax replied to the topic Side of foot has gone numb in the forum Footcare 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    When your GP said ‘make another appt to discuss that’, that is what she wanted you to do. She obviously thought that a cursory glance at the end of another discussion wouldn’t be enough, so you need to do just that!

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