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A 35-year-old female asked:

When i wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. my shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. what causes this.

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Dr. Farrokh Sadr
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See your doc: Check with your family doctor so he or she can check your peripheral circulation , if necessary check dopper examination and pin point the cause vascular vs neurologic then treat you.
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Need podietrist: Bring in these pairs of shoes to the foot doctor and recreate the sensation.Need to assess if you have a nerve entrapment. Check labs r/o diabetes and other conditions.
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Squeezing Sneakers: When the entire foot falls asleep this typically is a result of lack of blood flow which in turn starves the nerves and tissues of much needed nutrients and oxygen. When blood flow returns, the nerves awake in a flurry of activity and send mixed messages, hence the tingling. Direct nerve compression gives a local numbness to a specific area. Check for vascular or nerve compression at the ankle.

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