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why do my feet go numb when i lay down

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible nerve: Entrapment or impingement from your back.

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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?nerve irritation: One of the more comon causes of "shooting pain" is when a nerve gets 'pinched' or irritated, such as that which occurs in "sciatica." if you are gett ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Metatarsal syndrome?: Using elliptical machines forces the flexion/extension of the ankles many time during your exercise...I suspect you may have a problem with metatarsal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Could really be 3 reasons. 1. Nerve compression in you back causing pinching in the sitting position. 2. Could be decreased blood flow when your kn ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Legs numb: Many interesting things cause numbness at night. See your doctor. They need to narrow the options which occurs with a complete physical exam.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Numbess: Hard to tell without further history and physical. Possible nerve damage, less likely circulation problem, maybe medication side effect, although, the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Numbness: Finger numbness can be from nerve entrapment in the wrists or can be a medication side effect, mention it to your treating physician, you may need to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression : There are a number of spinal conditions such as facet cysts which are aggravated by extension ( laying down). Consider seeing a spine specialist for ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Because your: Egs are in a dependent position and allow gravity to work. Try elevating legs wh en sitting if possible.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Get off the toitlet!: The numbness is from direct pressure on the sciatic nerve when you sit on the toilet too long. Avoid prolonged "office" time in the bathroom. Get in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Carpal tunnel: This are classic symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndromes. There are several possible causes for cts. Have the problem evaluated.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: It would help with more information but assuming this is pain in feet while standing for long periods of the day and when you sit they still hurt sugg ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
18 years experience Neurology
Neuropathy: It could be a sign of neuropathy. There are many other causes of neuropathy other than diabetes. I would recommend you see a neurologist for appropria ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: If the tingling is temporary, and relieved by positional changes, it could be a neck, jaw, or facial nerve problem. A neurologist or physiatrist can ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May have bpv: You may have positional vertigo. It can be triggered by leaning forward, putting the head back, getting into and out of bed , or turning over in bed. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: You may be putting pressure on the nerve. When you bike most of the pressure is on the toes and you may be irritating the nerve to the toes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Possibly swelling: From feet being dependant in a car or on a plane. Or the fact that you may be walking more or wearing shoes you normally don't wear.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Back cracking: "cracking" of joints is a normal phenomenon. When you pull on a finger, your knuckles crack. Virtually any of the other joints in your body will do th ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay D Helman
47 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis or: Pain upon standing could be signs of plantar fasciitis or arthritis. An x-ray and examination would be of great value. See your podiatrist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Form of neuropathy: This symptom is very common with neuropathy. There are many causes of neuropathy. Some are conditions affecting back, b-12 defficiency or diabetes. If ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
Swelling Feet: Gravity contributes to the swelling. Swelling can become worse in the afternoon. Buying shoes in the afternoon is a good idea. The swelling you have s ... Read More

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