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why do my feet go numb when I sleep

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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

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A 24-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
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Don't worry, but check it out with a doctor's help. You need to know if you have obvious nerve problems to your feet or blood sugar issues. You need t ... Read More
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
More information: No way to answer without more information. If you're older, have cholesterol problems and bad circulation it's probably lack of blood supply. If you a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See full answer: Diabetes can cause a peripheral neuropathy or numbness often this is associated with suboptimal dm control pernicious anemia can be associated with nu ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression: The most common reason for numbness during activity is nerve compression. It could be as simple as tight or mismatched shoes (which just means you nee ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple potential causes and often a good medical checkup is a good place to start. Among the most common causes are neurogenic clarificat ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Multiple causes: When you exercise your muscles and your feet swell during a workout, they press against your sneakers and the nerves can become slightly compressed ca ... Read More
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A 36-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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible nerve: Entrapment or impingement from your back.
A 18-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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
WRONG,: WHATEVER THE PROBLEM IS UNLIKELY TO BE CIRCULATION. AT YOUR AGE YOU DON'T HAVE CIRCULATION PROBLEM. IT SOUNDS MORE NERVE INVOLVEMENT , NOT GOOD RUNNIN ... Read More

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