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Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young ?

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Dr. Christopher Coller
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In brief: Nerve Compression

For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine.
There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor.

In brief: Nerve Compression

For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine.
There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor.
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