For known medical reasons, I have recently starting to see swelling around/above the ankles. I know why - and the implications - so I'm good there. However, I have also started to notice that the tops of the low socks I wear leave a moderate impression in the swelling, suggesting that I am indeed cutting off some the circulation in the skin. And I believe I am seeing moderate discoloration in the top of the foot (and some times much more visible veins) as a result. Do I need to be concerned here? Am I doing damage worth avoiding? Do I need to look into a looser sock that does not grip as tightly (and therefore probably falls down more :-( ) ?
posted by Cardinal Fang!
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Poor circulation and cold weather are causing chilblains on my fingers. Advice needed on prevention and treatment please! [more inside]
posted by neilb449
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Usually my feet are chilly, and I wear socks lounging around on my bed. But I can always tell when I'm drowsy and ready to nod off, because my feet feel suddenly unbearably warm, and I have to rip my socks off so I can fall asleep. I've always wondered why--any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by DrMew
on Apr 15, 2012 -
"Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation." Where can I find them all? [more inside]
posted by Marky
on Dec 9, 2011 -
On average, how many books are checked out of a US public library, per year? Has there been a decline or an incline books being checked out in the last couple of years? [more inside]
posted by carpyful
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Maybe its because I have poor circulation, maybe it's because of something else, but my hands are often cold to the touch. They're also often dry, or other times just very sweaty and moist (when warm). How can I find a happy medium where I can have dry yet warm hands?
I'm not sure of the cause, but if it is poor circulation to my extremities, how can I improve this naturally?
posted by Vexir
on Feb 4, 2011 -
I have an unusual memory from childhood that I have always wondered about. Was it partial sleep paralysis? Circulation cut off? A dream? [more inside]
posted by batonthefueltank
on Jul 10, 2010 -
MagazineDistributionFilter: I used to buy the videogame magazine GameInformer at my local bookstores and magazine shops. I live in Montreal, Canada. I did this for years, going out during my lunchbreak and picking it up, then reading it on the bus home after work. Then, all of a sudden this past January, all the stores stopped getting it. I looked everywhere. All the big bookstores, all the magazine store chains. It was frankly, bizarre. The only place that still seemed to get it was EB Games, and they only got a few copies. I now subscribe to the magazine, but the question of why they would suddenly stop distributing to newsstands here has plagued me. Does anyone know?
posted by Sully
on Dec 5, 2009 -
My long, thin, bony fingers do not retain heat. Quite conversely, they could be considered 10 deceivingly flesh covered dry ice appendages. With a baby rapidly on the way, does the hive mind have any suggestions or advice on how I might hold the baby without making him miserable? [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Why is my bedroom consistently 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and what can I do to cool it off? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Jul 3, 2008 -
Will my lifelong habit of crossing my legs cause problems, like circulation, down the road? [more inside]
posted by skyper
on May 26, 2008 -
Circulation woes: Why do my feet turn red when I get warm or exert? And why do they freeze so easily? And what's with the red nose?! [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on Jul 17, 2007 -
The tip of my left big toe* sometimes gets numb, down to the point about half-way down the nail, all around the toe. I can't see any cause for this. It's not injured or gangrenous. "What's up with that?"
* someone else's left big toe
posted by Arcaz Ino
on Jan 29, 2007 -
I can't bear to sit with both my feet on the floor for long. I either end up sitting cross-legged, or with one or both feet tucked up underneath me in some half-baked lotus position, or getting a box or something to rest them on. What's going on? Is it likely a circulation thing, or a psychological disorder? Anyone else have this?
posted by nylon
on Aug 17, 2005 -
Occasionally, when I sleep, I stick my arm under my pillow and rest my head on it (a leftover habit from having it in a cast years ago). I've gotten used to the confusion of having a numb, dead arm for a few minutes in the morning, but what's bothering me lately is something I remembered hearing a while back - which is that if you cut off circulation to a limb (put it to 'sleep') for long enough it can 'fall off' or suffer a similarly nasty fate.
So, can any sort of permanent, horrible damage result from what I'm doing, or is this just bunk?
posted by Monster_Zero
on Mar 28, 2004 -