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A 22-year-old male asked:

My feet hurt and the cold doesn't help. (it's winter here) when i spread my toes i get awful cramps. taking magnesium supplements have helped in the past. do i have a magnesium shortage or something?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Magnesium level: You can have a blood test to check for it.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Possibly: The important thing o do is to have your magnesium levels checked but not only regular levels in the red blood cells as well.

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Last updated Jun 16, 2013

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