Use of Current Therapeutic Devices in the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome: A review
Keywords:Restless legs syndrome, Therapeutic Devices, circulation, counter-stimulation.
Introduction: Restless legs syndrome (RLS), a current neurological sensory processing disorder in
developing countries, characterized by physical discomfort or painful feelings in the thighs, calves and feet
resulting in causing strong urge to move one’s legs to alleviate pain. RLS is commonly found in older people
and females. RLS is closely associated with iron deficiency, pregnancy and uremia. The pathophysiological
pathways are still unknown.
Methodology: Related Studies has been taken out from databases, MEDLINE (PubMed), Pedro and the
Cochrane Database of Systematic Re-views.
Result and Discussion: The various therapeutic devices are used to treat the Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
such as whole body vibration (WBV), pneumatic compression therapy (PCT) and near-infrared light (IR) for
enhancement of circulation & for enhancement of counter stimulation use transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation (TENS) and the vibration Relaxis pad (VRP).
Conclusion: The Relaxis Pad is more effective as compared to other therapeutic devices to relieve periodic
limb movements & quality of sleep.