Restless legs after reducing running schedule to every other day?
I’ve had to reduce my daily 4 mile run to a run every other day due to shin splints, and since doing this, I’ve had a terrible restless legs sensation that is pretty excruciating and pushing me towards what feels like insanity. I’ve looked into restless legs syndrome and it definitely seems like this, although I am fairly certain this is related to changing my running schedule. It’s not painful, and it’s not cramps, but it is this sensation as if my legs are “high” and filled with some sort of drug and need to be massaged. (Massage helps, but only temporarily). However, RLS research indicates that this is a neurological condition, which scares me; could this possibly be the symptom of a neurological disorder? Or is my body just adjusting to the decrease of running? This has been going on for the past two weeks, but seems to be getting progressively worse. I’m trying to figure out if this warrants a trip to the doctor, or perhaps if I should be exercising on a daily basis (but perhaps on the stationary bike on the off-running days). Has anyone else experienced this?
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