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Why does it hurt when my leg falls asleep?

Why does it hurt when my leg falls asleep?

Discuss with MD: You need to be evaluated the falling asleep for your leg is not normal by itself. If it is because you have pressure on a nerve it can cause a host of sensations including pain while it is "waking up" this is called a neuropraxia. You may have early neuropathy or possible myopathy. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old, when I cross my left leg over my right my leg falls asleep or I have mild pain in my knee. Is this chiropractic or neurological?

I'm 29 years old, when I cross my left leg over my right my leg falls asleep or I have mild pain in my knee. Is this chiropractic or neurological?

Which leg asleep?: The sciatic nerve runs in muscle from the lateral buttocks down the back of the leg, eventually getting more shallow. It supplies most of the nerve sensation of lower leg. If it gets compressed long enough, it will go numb. See when sitting on toilet too long. Same can happen with artery behind knee, as is easily compressed here. Cure for both is same...Change position and shake it out. ...Read more

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My left leg falls asleep when i'm laying down on my back, what should I do?

My left leg falls asleep when i'm laying down on my back, what should I do?

Just try changing : Your position in tems of the way you lie down. If it persists to a degree that affects your sleep, then it would be appropriate to get an evaluation by your doctor. There are several reasons why this could occur but the potential solutions are really dependent on the cause and its resultant mpact on you. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's (30yo) right leg falls asleep multiple times a day. She says her hands and feet are usually cold. What could be causing this?

My girlfriend's (30yo) right leg falls asleep multiple times a day. She says her hands and feet are usually cold. What could be causing this?

First off the two: may or may not be related. The leg falling asleep may be a pinched nerve and if it is happening frequently I would recommend it be looked into. ...Read more

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Why do my hands/arms and legs/feet fall asleep easily also my viens seem to hurt?

Why do my hands/arms and legs/feet fall asleep easily also my viens seem to hurt?

Circulation: Hands/arms and legs/feet falling asleep has to do with circulation and pressure points - try to move around more it should help not sure why your veins hurt. Being anemic can make these symptoms worse as can low vitamin B12 so you may want to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Everytime i go poop my legs and buttom falls asleep....Why?

Everytime i go poop my legs and buttom falls asleep....Why?

Long sessions?: If you are one of those folks who sits on the toilet doing the new york times cross word puzzle or doing suduko - then the prolonged time with pressure of legs/ butt against hard toilet seat can impact circulation/ nerves. ...Read more

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Son jolted awake and his legs kicked up.he has an irregular sleep schedule and falls asleep watching and plays video games mostly.hethinkshehasatumor?

Son jolted awake and his legs kicked up.he has an irregular sleep schedule and falls asleep watching and plays video games mostly.hethinkshehasatumor?

Sleep disorder: You don't list an age but adults function best with 7-8 hours of sleep/day, teens often need 8-10. If he falls asleep playing games he has a sleep issue, not a tumor. Vomiting as he awakens from sleep would be a more likely scene for a tumor. He needs to see his PCP and work out a realistic way to enjoy the pleasures of his life, while addressing the need that his body has for sleep. ...Read more