How to Get Rid of an "Asleep" Foot

Reduced blood supply (poor circulation) is probably the most common reason why your feet "fall asleep," although temporary nerve compression in the ankle or even near the knee can also lead to that "pins and needles" feeling.[1]
Temporary paresthesia of the foot — the medical name for it — is typically not something to worry about and usually pretty straightforward to remedy.
However, if your foot or feet are constantly asleep or numb, that could represent a more serious condition such as diabetes, so a medical assessment is a good idea.

  1. Getting Rid of it Yourself
  2. Stand up
  3. Walk it off
  4. Wear shoes that fit properly.

Alternative Solutions

  1. Get a foot/leg massage.
  2. Join a yoga class.


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