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A 18-year-old male asked:

toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk. restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Doubt it: This sounds more like carpo-pedal spasm, or more simply "charley horses." the muscles of the ankle and wrist are prone to these problems, which can come on spontaneously for no reason, or can be associated with excessive muscle activity in exercise without adequate stretching, as well as too low a level of either potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood. If it is recurrent, see your doctor.

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Last updated Mar 15, 2014

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