A member asked:

Woke up this morning & my left leg(from knee down) was numb. i was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. can the position cause numbness?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ester Kwok answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Possibly: If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Bernard Bach Jr answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes.: You may have pinched a nerve in the position that you were laying in. This is very common, and usually resolves itself after a few minutes of repositioning yourself.

Answered 3/25/2014



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