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Health.com: How To Get Rid of Annoying Body Problems

Sleeping Foot

What causes it: A foot, hand, or other body part can get numb when something presses on the nerve pathway connecting it to your brain. That pins-and-needles feeling occurs when the pressure is removed and the body part "wakes up" and starts talking to your brain again, Dr. Freeman says.

What to do: Moving your foot in circles or clenching and unclenching your hand should get rid of pins and needles fast, Dr. Freeman says. "Shifting position, not crossing your legs for long periods of time, and taking breaks to move around can all prevent you from having a body part fall asleep," she adds.

If normal feeling doesn't come back quickly, you may have problems with your nerves or circulation, and should seek medical attention.

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