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what should i do when my foot falls asleep?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 8 years experience
Shhh its sleeping!: When the foot "falls asleep" usually it means that there is some sort of pressure that is preventing the nerve signals or blood from reaching the foot and it feels numb or heavy. The position you are sitting/sleeping/standing can sometimes do this. Allow the foot to hang and let the blood flow to the foot, and becareful when you bear weight on it, it may take some time to get steady!.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can you do when your foot falls asleep?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 27 years experience
Numbness: If the numbness comes and goes....Then it is most likely requiring only a change in posture or position... If the numbness comes and stays...See your physician asap."".
A 38-year-old member asked:

If somones foot falls asleep a lot is that bad?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It's not good. : Something is obviously wrong. I would look into it before the problem possibly worsens.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes my foot falls asleep while driving?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Position: The position that you sit in may be compressing the sciatic nerve and causing your foot to go numb.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What should I do when my foot falls asleep whild driving?

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Dr. Corey Fox
Dr. Corey Fox answered
Podiatry 30 years experience
Pull over!: A nerve is being compressed. Stop driving, get out and straighten your hip and leg. Move your ankle up and down, flex your knee, walk around, and get the nerve "unpinched.".
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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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