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What causes problems from crossing the legs?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Pressure

You can essentially cause two different problems.
One is causing a pressure neuropathy by placing pressure on a nerve. This would cause your leg to temporarily fall asleep. The other is you can do the samething to a blood vessel and temporarily stop the blood from flowing much like when you bend a hose and put a kink in it.

In brief: Pressure

You can essentially cause two different problems.
One is causing a pressure neuropathy by placing pressure on a nerve. This would cause your leg to temporarily fall asleep. The other is you can do the samething to a blood vessel and temporarily stop the blood from flowing much like when you bend a hose and put a kink in it.
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