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Why Is My Left Leg Falling Asleep
Red small spots appear and disappear on my left leg. It's the same leg that always starts cramping up and falling asleep.
HIves?: The rash sounds typical for hives (transient or migratory red/slightly raised often itchy). When hives are associated with underlying muscle pain or neurological symptoms such as numbness/tingling, then one must think of immune complex disease, which affects blood vessels and can sometimes be localized. This should be examined by your doctor, dermatol, or allergist. Bringing photos will help. ...Read more
I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?
Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...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
I have gotten vibrating feelings in my left shin and knee, those finally went away, now my right leg is falling asleep/tingling throughout the day.
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
My left hand keeps falling asleep. I have syringomyelia diagnosed age 4 (13 now) I tweaked my back while in the pool last week both knees became stiff the full length of both my legs were tingly/tender and my left foot was asleep. my neurosurgeon released
Nerve compression: Your symptoms sound like more than muscle strain and are consistent with compression or injury to the spinal cord or major spinal nerves possibly from a herniated disc in the lumbar area. Without more information regarding location of your syringomyelia, it is hard to say if that is related. You need to be seen on an urgent basis and may need MRI. Your neurosurgeon knows you best. ...Read more
Last night i woke up in the middle of the night cause my left leg felt like it was on fire. Now it feels like it fell asleep all day today. Any ideas?
It's not normal: Most commonly people's arms or legs "fall asleep" after they have been resting in a position that compresses the sensory nerves to the respective area(s). If this is happening when your not in particular positions that are "squeezing" on your arms and/or legs, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
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