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Feeling numbness in knee after waking up from a nap. What to do?

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Just had a nap and woke up and my knne was asleep
Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Aparna Kohli 2 hours later
Thanks for writing in.
Sometimes, when we sleep in an abnormal posture, the nerves get compressed leading to the feeling that that part is asleep. But normally, we'd recover from this feeling on our own within 15-20 minutes.
If this feeling persists, that means we are looking at something else. Let me know if the problem is still persisting.
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