A 41-year-old female asked:

I can't sleep on my left side, my leg and foot go to sleep. the dr said i'm not diabetic so why would this happen?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Vascular or nerves: Something about that position is compromising your circulation or the nerves to that leg so it could be something in your back or pelvis that is causing this problem. Could be scar tissue or muscle spasm or even some congenital variation in anatomy. If problematic should seek evaluation by a neurologist.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 19, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.