Jeremiah 32:17 – Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
You’ve been sitting on the floor with your legs crossed. You’ve begun to feel electricity in your foot and that pins and needles sensation. Then you attempt to stand up, and the pain is overwhelming.
So why does your foot go to sleep? According to share.upmc.com in their article, “Why Does my Foot Fall Asleep?” the technical term is paresthesia. It occurs when sustained pressure causes one or more of the nerves in a body part to become compressed.
It’s not just your foot that can fall asleep. It can affect any part of the body that has had sustained pressure on it. Such as lying on your arm, hand or foot and sitting in the same position for too long. The tingling sensation can be enough to wake you up from a sound sleep.
The important thing to remember is that if you want the pain to stop, you’re going to have to move your arm and hand and get up and walk until the pain and tingling stops. This is probably the last thing you want to do, but it’s one of the ways to relax the compressed nerves and allow the nerves to flow freely again.
Chronic paresthesia can be a symptom of a neurological disease or nerve damage. It’s important to contact your doctor if your hand, arm, foot or legs experience pins and needles frequently.
See the article above to find out what serious conditions you may be experiencing symptoms of.
Otherwise, get up and move. Help your nerves return to their proper level.
When you feel discouraged, remember that nothing is too hard for God. He will give you the wisdom for when it is time to visit your doctor and how you can help your body while you acquire an appointment.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.