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The case of the vanishing pin prick

For at least 10 years, I’ve suffered from the sensation of a sharp pain, like a pin prick, on my right foot. Originally, it was located on my outside ankle, but it began to shift around and ended up between my third and fourth toes. During the day, I didn’t notice it that much because my shoe pressured the skin and disguised the sensation. At night, it was hard to sleep because I found feel the pin prick (no shoes allowed in bed) and only by pressing my other foot into the spot could I achieve relief.

Well, this week, I suddenly noticed that I no longer felt the pin prick — yoga has cured me! I suspect it was a pinched nerve and I somehow relieved the pressure on the nerve.

Now I just have to work on the other weird nerve sensation on my feet — when I rotate my ankle, my toes go numb.