Oddly Specific Leg Pain
May 14, 2014 12:24 PM Subscribe
On Monday night, my spouse woke in the middle of the night several times with the distinct feeling of a needle being put into the back of her heel. Looking for potential explanations.
posted by China Grover to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
YANMD, and TINMA, but after an internet search, this is apparently fairly common. But what is it? My spouse describes the feeling as being just like a needle, right at the bottom of the leg - down where the Achilles meets the heel. It woke her from sleep, and there was external reason for this - no kids or cats pressing on her leg. She hasn't had any other foot or leg problems similar to this. At this point, we're more curious than
It could be a one-night thing that will never happen again. It could be a symptom of something else. The internet search she did turned up a question that described it perfectly, along with 25 people saying: "Yeah, that happened to me! Did you get an answer?"
Hivemind, your thoughts?