A 22-year-old male asked:
I put a pillow under my ankles and it was the best sleep of my life but when i woke up, my legs were numb. is there anyway i can avoid this but still elevate my legs? every time i seem to do, it cuts of circulation or feels weird. thank you?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Leg numbness : Most likely there was compression of nerves that caused this to happen. A loss of circulation seems less likely. Overall, I can't be certain about why this happened without an in-person examination. I don't see this as a normal consequence of using a pillow to raise the ankles. For that reason, I recommend you see a doctor.
12 viewsAnswered Jan 10, 2021
Last updated Jan 10, 2021
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