Monday, May 21, 2012

how to get your foot not asleep

That sounds like really awkward grammar.
I know.
But it's not like my foot will wake up, stretch it's arms and begin its day...
So, when I googled this very important topic, that is exactly what I searched.
"how to get your foot not asleep".

Before I solve your life problems for you, let's discuss a few things.

A- When you say "my foot is asleep" do you actually mean that it's tingly or in the pins and needles stage?
I do.
When I can't feel my foot I say "my foot is numb". That's much more logical.
Unless my whole body goes tingly when I'm asleep and I don't know it.

B- When your foot is pins and needling, do you feel a strange need to go to the bathroom?
Even if you just relieved your bladder?
I need to know whether or not that is normal.

Now, here's what I learned.

Release the pressure. Like, stop sitting on your foot. 
Okay, that's smart.
Also, massage it. Logical.
Shake your foot, walk on it, blow on it, lick it.

Okay, I don't know about you, but I vote that there are a LOT of things I'd try before licking my foot. 
Also, I don't think I've been flexible enough to lick my foot since I was 7.
If you are flexible and not grossed out enough to try it, let me know how it works.

Also, another suggestion was to run it under warm water. That was the most successful for me. 
Except for the part where having my foot asleep makes me feel like I need to go to the bathroom.
Running water was not awesome.

Also, having your foot asleep is apparently called Paresthesia. And now you know.

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