Numbness of the feet and hands is uncomfortable and painful, especially when numbness is constant. There are any number of reasons why our extremities fall asleep. Lying or sitting in one position for too long may place pressure on nerves, numbness may be a sign of injury due to repetitive use, or more serious conditions such as diabetes or peripheral neuropathy can lead to nerve damage. The good news is that damaged nerves can regenerate and heal. In order to treat this condition your physician will help you determine the cause. Address this problem on your own by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising (to increase circulation), avoid or limit alcohol, apply ice packs or cold compresses, and seek alternative therapies such as acupuncture or therapeutic bodywork.
Be Well! ~ Tiffany