advertisement
Question
Posted by: foot | 2009-02-25

foot

why does my one foot go white when I lie on my back and do a hamstring stretch with my legs up the wall? As soon as I stand up my foot goes pink again.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFitnessDoc

HI there

Blood flow to the foot, I assume. Gravity obviously pulls blood down and away from the foot. And then when you stand up the gravity is reversed, and blood returns. The colour change is a result of that shift. It's nothing important. If you did it for a long, long time, your foot might go numb, but it's very temporary and not harfmul at all.

Ross

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement