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A 50-year-old female asked:

cramps in foot and outer shin when stretching before & after exercise also in pm. is this potassium/magnesium issue or could it be nerve related?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It could be: Related to magnesium deficiency or a potassium issue. It could also be related to a biomechanical issue ie. A high or low arch, shin splints etc. Dehydration. I do not believe it is nerve relateed based upon your short synopsis.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
Not nerve: Cramps are usually from: overuse abnormal gait potassium deficiency poor blood flow.

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