Numbness in our body may seem a casual response of our body towards constant use of our muscles, but it may have some hidden meaning to it as well. Numbness in different parts of our body indicates multiple types of problems and symptoms through its extreme situation. Mostly, it’s recognized as tired muscle or hypertension of blood, but one should always keep in mind that sudden movement or fluttering in our flesh can lead to severe problems like having a stroke or heart attack.
Symptoms related to numbness in our body
Our body functions day and night, 24/7, even when we are asleep. During these hours, our body goes through multiple phases that lead up to different types of complications if there is interference in their functioning. Numbness is the same result of something that interferes with the blood flow. If someone is asleep on the wrong side of the body or in an incorrect posture, he may end up waking onto something like tingling or numb sensation in his arms, hands, or legs. But what happens when there is a sudden numbness in a body part without any reason for sleeping?
Temporary numbness may come from bad sleeping posture, laying head on one arm for too long or sitting cross-legged for a long time; it can be anything, yet temporary. But when it comes to other reasons, also known as the extreme reasons, which ones come at the top of the list? These reasons are:
- Blood pressure or heart medications
- Chemotherapy and cancer medications
- Back and neck damage
- Magnesium deficiency
- Blood pressure or heart medications ( hands and feet numbness)
- Medicines for HIV and AIDS
- Skin medications
- Infection fighting medications
- Panic attacks, anxiety, stress ( numbness in hands)
- Toothaches (face numbness)
- Diabetes (feet and legs numbness)
Numbness can reach such a level where chronic illnesses come to form, and the person, without knowing, continues his daily life without any concern until he needs to be taken to emergency due to a sudden attack. Every other reason for this condition depends on the inner state of each person on specific numbness’s source.
Learning about numbness in leg and foot
As we mentioned, different sources lead to a specific type of numbness in our body, and one of them is Leg Numbness. Leg numbness may occur when a person sits on the feet or in a regular leg position for too long and apply pressure on the nerves that end up in the reduction of blood flow in the limbs. However, a long-lasting or strong numbness may mean that there is something else wrong with the leg or foot. Some of the main reasons for leg and foot numbness are
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Peripheral artery disease
- A lousy posture like crossing legs for too long, sitting or kneeling for a long az time, sitting on feet and wearing pants socks or shoes that are tight
- Lower back issues and sciatica
- Tumors or other abnormal growths
- Use of alcohol
- Strokes or mini-strokes
What’s wrong with my left leg?
Medical practitioners call the numbness in leg ‘Paresthesia, which means when having legs crossed or putting pressure for too long makes the brain and nerves stop from ‘talking’ to each other. The second name for this problem is also known as ‘legs falling asleep.’ Leg numbness can vary from symptom to symptom, but when to know what is wrong with your one side leg, e.g., the numbness in your left leg.
Our left side of the body is vital in comparison to our right side because our heart functions on that side. Due to its presence there, anything that happens at that side of the body concerns us more than anything happening on the right side.
Treating left leg numbness
So what can we do if our left leg is giving sensitive signs of pain or numbness? Should we be worried about it or mind our work? Should we look for a solution quickly or provide it with time? All of these questions can only be answered in the statements for treating left leg numbness. You can follow some of the below tips to keep in check that nothing is seriously wrong if your left leg goes numb.
- While feeling numbness in the left leg, you may have mini symptoms like using your muscle for too long or compressing nerves with long term foot pressure like sitting on them. It’s not life-threatening as your leg goes normal after a few minutes when you let the blood flow again in your leg by moving. Still, try your best not to put more pressure over one side of the body, or it will be uncomfortable for you,
- If you carry any family disease or illness in your blood, keep it in check, especially when your left side goes numb. Ailments carried from genes also end up presenting themselves into similar symptoms like numbness in the left side that mainly leads to the thought of heart attack or strokes. Make sure you have yourself regularly checked through blood tests to know if you carry a disease that may end up in a numbness symptom.
- People in their old age mostly face these symptoms on their left side, which is concerning. They must keep their precautionary medications at hand because old age does not compromise on body numbness symptoms. After all, they may have to face an attack or stroke any minute.
- If you feel a sudden numbness in your left leg, it may also be a result of excessive muscle use. Give yourself some rest and rest your legs straight on a soft cushion. Relax your legs or massage your foot palms with some light oil. Straining your body also ends up tingling your body resulting in tiredness and less functioning.