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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Raynaud's disease: The body limits blood flow to the hands and feet. This makes them feel cold and numb and then turn white or blue. ...Read more
I hurt all over & stay very tired all the time. I don't sleep well & fall asleep during the day. My legs really hurt bad at night. I have hiccups alot?
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
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
Severe back pain&sudden leg numbness like when it falls asleep when change sitting or laying positions cause?Hist:coffee table fell on back 2-3yrs ago
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