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A numbness in my lower right leg and and foot woke me up in

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A numbness in my lower right leg and and foot woke me up in the middle of the night, like when lack of circulation due to lack of movement or when the term(my leg or foot went to sleep) could be used. I'll be seventy my next birthday, very active and run on the average of 18mls per wk.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

This is likely a pinched nerve

probably in the back.

pinched nerves in the back commonly cause this

I recommend seeing your doctor for spinal xrays and physical therapy

that will usually take care of it.

That or chiropractic therapy