Neurology Community
Knees Falling asleep??????
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Knees Falling asleep??????

I frequently wake during the night with my knees asleep and numb. I tried googling this and have come up with nothing. It has been happening for about a year now. It is not my whole leg JUST the knee area. Sometimes it is both knees sometimes it is just one. If it was from the knee down to my foot I would just assume it is the circulation being cut off from the way my leg was positioned. I also sleep with a pillow between my knees to reduce this and it does not seem to make a difference.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar dr f tn
Hello and welcome to the medhelp forum. I can understand your health related anxiety.  There could be various causes for this knee numbness including localized and systemic. Check with an orthopaedician to rule out kneecap dislocation, inflammation of the overlying bursa or attached tendon heads, any strains or sprains. Bursitis is usually triggered by trauma, overuse, gout or rheumatoid arthiritis. After a complete local examination, you will need assessment by a physician for autoimmune disorders like lupus particularly if you have fatigue, pain and swollen joints. The management would depend on the diagnosis. Wishing you all the best.
Blank
Avatar m tn
I'm having that problem along with major leg and feet crampso that last a long time .
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
Queen Creek, AZ
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
AB