Options for home treatment of restless leg syndrome that help to relieve sufferers' pain include hot baths and massage to relax muscles and make the legs less restless. Mayo Clinic recommends over-the-counter pain relievers and limiting the intake of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol, substances that serve as triggers in some sufferers.
Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that some patients find relief of restless leg syndrome through iron supplementation. Even patients who do not suffer from anemia often benefit from the therapy. The oral equivalent of 65 milligrams of iron given on a daily basis on an empty stomach with vitamin C brings relief for some sufferers. However, if oral supplementation does not bring relief, the patient should talk with his doctor about an infusion.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, restless leg syndrome affects one in 10 individuals. It is twice as common in women as in men and affects people of all ages. Many people who suffer from the condition do not seek medical help because they fear their doctors might not take them seriously. However, restless leg syndrome is sometimes the side effect of a medication the patient is using for another condition or the indicator of a chronic underlying condition. A prescription change or treating the underlying condition sometimes brings relief.