July 2016

Medi’s restiffic wrap provides RLS relief

A pilot study published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that medi USA’s newly released device for treating restless leg syndrome (RLS) is associated with significant symptom relief.

Investigators from the Lake Erie Research Institute in Penn- sylvania measured the response of 30 volunteers with moderate to severe RLS to eight weeks of wearing the restiffic adjustable compressive foot wrap, which provides targeted pressure to the abductor hallucis and the flexor hallucis brevis. The wrap, which the Whitsett, NC-based company launched in June, reduced symptoms by 90%.

Researchers, who noted the wrap avoids the significant negative drug effects of current medications, wrote that pressure produced by the device may stimulate a dopamine release, similar to massage therapy or acupressure.

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- Emily Delzell

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