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Clinical Review

Restless legs syndrome

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 23 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3056

Re: Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs are a redundancy. Our legs have large muscle groups, which are designed for movement. In my experience, restless legs respond well to aerobic exercise, such as walking, running, biking, dancing, and swimming. Please let’s not medicalize life with endless diagnoses that just create a pretext for more pharmaceuticals. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 May 2012
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA