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Old 02-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Numb lover leg when stretching hamstrings

Lets say I do a seated hamstring stretch with legs straight and reaching towards toes, my lower legs and feet go numb, more prominent in the right leg. If I bend my knees slightly and do the same stretch the problem is tolerable. It's a very uncomfortable pins and needles feeling.

What is this?
Is it something I can fix?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Harry I don't know what to tell you, and I really hope someone can give some advice. But let me be the first to say that the typo in your title here is absolutely AWESOME!!! "Numb lover leg when stretching hamstrings" My first thought was "holy crap!! how the heck is that happening?..."
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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Just for the record my lover leg is doing just fine!
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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Tight musculature, and tight nerves will impinge each other and give numbness.

1. Roll out your plantar fascia,
2. stretch your calves aggressively,
3. keep on stretching the hammies,
4. stretch out the glutes/deep glutes with piriformis stretches

ALl the posterior chain fascia is connected, so it will all help.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:44 AM   #5
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Thanks Steve, the piriformis stretches are something thats been distinctly lacking since the beginning of time.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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On this same subject:

I have been doing a straddle stretch trying to increase my ROM. Last night when I did it I felt a little tingling/numbness in my lower leg, so that when I finished my inner shin and the inner top part of my foot were numb. The more alarming part is that they are still numb right now, 12 hours later. Has anyone ever experienced this before?
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