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A 35-year-old male asked:

my foot falls asleep. how can i stop this?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
All about Cause.: Typically when the foot falls asleep it is due to an sustained position that either compromises blood flow or directly presses on the nerve disrupting normal nerve function. After the position is changed, the feeling comes back with some discomfort. If your foot falls to sleep under any other circumstances, further evaluation is needed. Finding the cause is the key to treatment.

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