A 25-year-old 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 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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.
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Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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