When my foot falls asleep, the muscles twitch. Why does this happen?

Muscle twitch. Falling asleep means the nerve has been deprived of blood flow. Your muscles are reacting to this - but if this persists I would see a neurologist .

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I have constant muscle twitching all over my body like a heartbeat under my skin and recently having problems with my hands and feet falling asleep?

Out of Whack!!!?? You need a pe to find if you have a systemic or muscular disorder. If all the testing is normal then you most likely are having myofascial muscular disease. Not dangerous but will corrupt you well-being. Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! Read more...

I cant feel my arms and when I move them it feels like I have no muscle or joints. Is that numbness and my feet fall asleep quickly if I sit on toliet?

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My foot falls asleep. How can I stop this?

All about Cause. Typically when the foot falls asleep it is due to an sustained position that either compromises blood flow or directly presses on the nerve disrupting normal nerve function. After the position is changed, the feeling comes back with some discomfort. If your foot falls to sleep under any other circumstances, further evaluation is needed. Finding the cause is the key to treatment. Read more...

What should I do when my foot falls asleep?

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If I have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? It is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. Thank you.

Cyst. If you have had it evaluated , then your treating physician should discuss that with you. If you have not and are self diagnosing , you should see a physician so it can be discussed . Start with your podiatrist . Read more...
There are . Different types of cysts. Having said that as long as the lesion is benign then you don't have to do surgery. Your foot falling asleep is a concern and I am not sure the two are related. I would follow up with doc to find out why the foot falls asleep often thats not a good thing. Read more...