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Left Foot Keeps Falling Asleep
Likely your neck: Given your age, you may have cervical strain with can irritate your spinal nerves. This may cause a change in sensation in different areas of your arm. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon with help confirm the diagnosis and guide your care. A round of anti-inflammatories and physical therapy is typically successful in alleviating your pain. ...Read more
Might be your back: Check your driver's seat the next time, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lower back and positional changes can disrupt the nerve signal. This can sometime cause numbness. You need to have this checked. See a podiatrist to rule out any local problem in the foot first. An addt'l referral to a back specialist may follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation: It sounds like some kind of neurological problem that needs an urgent attention. Please consult your doc, neurologist or ophthalmologist asap. It can be from brain inflammation, brain lesion or toxic reaction to the brain. .Its hard to consult on line withourt examination and more info. ...Read more
Right shoulder down arm sometimes numb like falling asleep feeling with feeling muscles are tenced up on forarm, sitting up riding motor bike right n?
Concerned...: The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few things; most common would be a nerve entrapment locally or from your neck. Postural changes can also be the culprit; best to let your doctor examine you to determine the cause and put you on the 'bicycle path' to wellness/appropriate treament. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck problem: (C4 or C5 issue) or supraspinatus or axillary nerve. Other symptoms. (Weakness of the biceps or deltoid muscles?) Pain in neck radiating to shoulder or hand?. Does your radial pulse in the wrist do away when you lift your arm to the side (vascular thoracic outlet syndrome?) Any rash? If this problem persists you are going to have to see a doctor who may order a scan or refer you to a neurologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: Numbness is usually the result of decreased blood flow to an area. It can also occur after exposure to cold, with hyperventilation, with lactic acidosis (as can occur with metformin), allergic reactions, anxiety, spicy foods, reaction to lipstick or balm, mineral deficiencies and a host of other conditions. You should bring this to your doctor's attention in the near future. ...Read more
Fell asleep w rt calf on top of lft foot. Woke up w top lft ft slightly numb. Shook it numb gone. Now prickly tingle sensation lft foot/leg Vascular?
Needs workup: You may require neck films & possibly an electrical study of the left arm to localize the problem & see if a nerve is being pinched of some sort...certainly sounds possible from your symptoms. If you'd like to cover this a bit more in a 1-1 consult setting here on HealthTap then, I'm happy to help you if you'd write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Peripheral nerve.: Ssunds like you might be compressing a nerve somewhere between your neck and fingers. The pattern of tingling would be very helpful to know as it would give clues as to where the compression is occurring. Oftentimes the ulnar nerve (funny bone) is responsible for thee symptoms. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Nerve "falling asleep" are usaully a compression phenomenon in which prolonged pressure blocks the nerve pathway temporarily, this is called by doctors a "neuropraxia", if not associated with compression, it may be a sign of a neuropathy developing. Your doctor may order an emg/ncs test, to determine cause and prognosis. It is usually not serious in young patients. See your doctor if it persist. ...Read more
HAnd Nerve: Three different nerves supply sensation to the hand, compression or injury to these anywhere along their routes can give symptoms. Where and how is what the diagnosis is. Where and how is why many seek the attention of a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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