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Leg numbness & foot cramping during sleep
I'm a 20 yo F with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility type) & a few times in the past 3 weeks I've woken up in the middle of the night b/c my right leg has fallen asleep & my foot has cramped. My entire leg falls asleep although in my thigh it is only the posterior half, but lower leg is completely numb. I have been having problems with my tibial nerve & dorsal aspect of foot is prone to cramping during the day especially when kept in dorsiflexion for more than 5-10 sec. Every time I wake up with this I'm in the same position: sleeping on my left side with knees slightly bent. I have had back problems in the past & since I have laxity in all of my joints I'm wondering if maybe my hip is slipping in the joint a little bit while I'm sleeping possibly compressing a nerve causing my leg to go numb or if it could be a vertebrae slipping a little in my sleep compressing the nerve. It is really uncomfortable and is really starting to get on my nerves. If anyone has any ideas let me know.
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