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Waking your foot up!

  1. Feb 5, 2005 #1
    How many times has your foot(or leg) 'fallen asleep'? How annoyed have you been by waiting for it to 'wake up'?

    Wait no further! I have a tried and true way to fix this annoying ailment. It's very simple. First, from what I have learned this odd phenomena happens when the nerve channel has been 'pinched off' long enough to prevent the flow of ions that relays the message to your brain(feel free to correct me if I am wrong). The tingling sensation is the eventual reestablishment of the the ion transport that is indicative of normal nerve function. So how could one get the ions flowing again so you don't have to suffer the annoying and sometimes agonizing pain of 'sleeping feet'? Easy, pump the nerve channel to promote the ion flow. For your foot it is real easy. Do the following next time your foot 'falls asleep'. On the back of your calf where the two muscles comes together there is a 'pressure point' that when pushed will pump those ions, this area is associated with the 'sciatic nerve'. It is easy to locate because it is very sensitive and when you press it you will feel a some pain. I am sure there are others here who could give a much better description than myself.

    I figured this out when I was learning martial arts, we were covering pressure points and how to use them against your opponents. I had recently came across some material that discussed why your foot or other limbs 'fall asleep'. Well I put two and two together and had an idea. So the next time I was in class taking notes and my foot 'fell asleep' I tried my new fangled notion and it worked. Give it a try, I just did it sitting here reading the internet and that is what prompted me to pass it along. So let me know if it works for you!
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Interesting polyb. I will certainly try it.

    I have had luck working the pressure point located between the thumb and index finger to relieve some headaches. I was told that it works by a message therapist or the like, and maybe 25% of the time it seems to provide relief.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2005 #3
    I heard about that! I just really dont get headaches, except for the allegorical ones! I find humor works with those.

    I'm serious though, it should work, it does more for me. The thesis is very simple and sound.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2005 #4

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    I've tried that and it works, but being the skeptic I am, tried pressing on random other body parts, and got the same result. What is it about concentrating on applying pressure to one body part that takes your mind off the pain in another body part?

    I know of another excellent headache cure, but figure everyone old enough to try it already knows it too. :wink:

    Not sure applying pressure to a nerve makes sense for waking up a foot though. It doesn't take that long to wake up, how do you know the time it took to find the pressure point wasn't all there was to it?

    Anyway, here's a site with a simple, but decent explanation of what happens when you put a body part to sleep.
    http://science.howstuffworks.com/question552.htm
     
  6. Feb 5, 2005 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Nah. It's more than that. Why doesn't it work if I message my neck?

    What is the cause of headaches?
     
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  7. Feb 5, 2005 #6
    I've tested it Moonie plus I can find the pressure point quickly enough to know the time difference, it takes me only a second to find it. At least for my pathetic body, it makes a difference of a minute easily and plus the sensation of pins and needles is greatly reduced. When I was a student, waiting around for my feet to 'wake up' in a class so I could get on to the next thing was a pain. A lot of times I could not even walk until I had enough sensation in my foot. Even then the dreaded pins and needles feeling took several minutes to subside. So for my lack of understanding and speculation as to why it works I can say that without doubt it does work based on my own empirical experience. So go ahead and find that pressure point. Next time your foot falls asleep give it a few good pushes with your thumb and tell me your results.

    Oh yeah, there is a similiar point on your forearm where your muscles come together, the little "V", and doing this trick works there too. Plus if your ever find yourself in a situation and you hit that point on someone elses arm hard enough, it will be of no use to them for a little bit, at least long enough to knock there block off!
     
  8. Feb 5, 2005 #7

    Moonbear

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    Something tells me your body is a lot more "chiseled" than mine! I don't know what "V" you mean on my forearm. No spots that hurt when I press them either. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Feb 5, 2005 #8
    Only one arm is cut and chiseled!:rofl:

    OK, drop that. I lack the human anatomy knowledge to describe it, so I now I fel like a fool! :uhh:

    Maybe by time you find your pressure points your foot will wake up.:rofl:

    Let me see if I can find something that you can go by. If I was physically there to show you it would only take a second. o:)
     
  10. Feb 5, 2005 #9

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, if you were physically here to show me, that's not what I'd want to be shown. :devil: :biggrin:
     
  11. Feb 5, 2005 #10
    Only if you got those beads! :rofl:
     
  12. Feb 5, 2005 #11

    Moonbear

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    You're killing me here! The reply I want to post would be totally inappropriate; let your imagination roam. :bugeye: :tongue2:
     
  13. Feb 5, 2005 #12
    You shouldn't make suggestions like that moonie, otherwise..... :rofl:
     
  14. Feb 6, 2005 #13
    Moonie!! How Could You!! Think About Tribdog. :surprised:

    I am appalled moonbear! APPALLED!
     
  15. Feb 6, 2005 #14
    Smurf, it is all in the tradition of mardis gras!:rofl:

    Where's your sense of 'traditional values'?:rofl:
     
  16. Feb 6, 2005 #15
    My psychology teacher last year did the whole pressure on the hand trick, and he said it's a common myth, and it's just the Placebo effect. Apparently it's more well-documented than most people here thought.

    Oh, and my parents still don't believe me when I tell then what happens with women at Mardi Gras.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2005 #16
    I dont get headaches so I have not tried that one. But the pressure point thing with the sleeping limbs does work, I know, I use it all the time! That's why I passed it along plus I discovered it myself by some strange circumstance.

    Tell them that women exchange beads for shows too!:rofl:
    I guess that is only fair!:rofl:
     
  18. Feb 6, 2005 #17

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    Aside from the fact that you're just not supposed to tell your parents what happens at Mardis Gras, it's just not fair that if the men give the women beads for shows, they get shows, but if the women give men beads for shows, the men get arrested! :grumpy: It's sexist I tell ya!
     
  19. Feb 6, 2005 #18
    That's right, sexist ,pigheaded, and no fun!:yuck: What a bunch of insecure rednecks, maybe they think they'll start turning gay if they see other men's parts! With all of their homophobia I really wonder what is going on in their brains!?! Scratch that, I really dont want to know!:yuck:

    Hell, I figure I have to 'earn' my beads as well as the woman. I would be proud to display my eranings and of course exchange them to the ladies for a show! :biggrin:

    I think I want to start a 'Men's Mardi Gras Suffrage' movement! Down with those dumb bullies who think it is their place to tell others how to live because of their irrational insecurities! :grumpy:
     
  20. Feb 6, 2005 #19

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    Well, maybe if you displayed those beads by hanging them around...um...on...um...:blushing:...so that they provided coverage (that's better), the ladies would be happy and they couldn't arrest you for showing anything you're not supposed to show. :biggrin:
     
  21. Feb 6, 2005 #20

    Well, theres my plan for next year.
     
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