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What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

Usually due 2 a temp: Episode of dehydration alone or with electrolyte imbalance, hence GATORADE. This helps in consumed B4 exercise as well as during. Those that just happen like in bed or sometimes @ inopportune times. These R due 2 the same, but later after exertion of a specific muscle, common comes on with a stretch. Causes a sudden reflex 2 oppose the muscle. Happned 2 me in court once, jury had a laugh. SIGHHHH ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

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What can cause leg and foot cramps?

What can cause leg and foot cramps?

Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read more

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What can cause horrible foot cramps?

What can cause horrible foot cramps?

Dehydration: Vitamin deficiencies, overuse of intrinsic muscles of the foot. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause me to suddenly develop foot cramps in both feet?

Is there anything that can cause me to suddenly develop foot cramps in both feet?

Cramps: Dehydration
electrolyte issues (calcium, magnesium, potasium)
foot strain
plantar fascitis
most muscles that control the feet are in the leg
there are intrinsic mucles of the feet
i would see a podiatrist if it continues. ...Read more

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What causes foot cramps?

What causes foot cramps?

Many things: Including not limited to dehydration, low arches, high arches, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications etc. ...Read more

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What causes foot cramps/pains?

What causes foot cramps/pains?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of foot cramps in the arch of both feet. Excruciating pain, that keeps me up at night. This is happening every night for weeks now?

What are the causes of foot cramps in the arch of both feet. Excruciating pain, that keeps me up at night. This is happening every night for weeks now?

Plantar Fascitits?: I would go to a podiatrist. They would be able to ask more questions and actually touch the parts that hurt. You might just need a brace at night, or a topical pain cream that has multiple awesome meds in it, can help very quickly. Maybe just some orthotics during the day will help! ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?

Cramps: Hormonal changes can be the cause though unusual for only 1 week pregnancy. Try a warm moist compress to the area and if it continues consult obgyn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden feeling of nausea, abdomen pain, faintness, bad foot cramps all at the same time, lasted for 30 minutes weak but ok now.

What are the causes of sudden feeling of nausea, abdomen pain, faintness, bad foot cramps all at the same time, lasted for 30 minutes weak but ok now.

Ignore no symptoms: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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What can be the source of foot cramps?

What can be the source of foot cramps?

Magnesium deficiency: A magnesium deficiency is one. Sometimes, it can be poor circulation (though less common), sometimes it depends on the activity, for example swimming often causes a foot cramp and this is because people don't tend to use the small muscles in the foot and all of a sudden they are getting overutilized and it causes a cramp. ...Read more

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What to do about leg &foot cramps?

What to do about leg &foot cramps?

Stretch and massage: Gentle stretch and massage are usually helpful. ...Read more

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I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more

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I take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg. .. I get cramps in feet during the night... What can I do to alleviate this cramping?

I take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg. .. I get cramps in feet during the night... What can I do to alleviate this cramping?

You can try: Taking coenzyme q10 along with the crestor (rosuvastatin). I would consider magnesium supplements as well. Discuss with your internist. ...Read more

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What do you do for foot cramps?

What do you do for foot cramps?

Hydrate: Foot cramps are common and over 65, many cramping episodes can be prevented by ensuring adequate hydration either with water alone or mixed with a mild electrolyte beverage like Gatorade, which has some sodium and potassium in it. If your stools are regular you can add a magnesium supplement for a short time. Lastly, shoes with good arch support, mild heat and local massage to the area may help. ...Read more

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How can I cope with foot cramps?

Night cramps: If they are at night try standing on a cold floor. If during the day when walking you may need an orthotic. ...Read more

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Why am I having constant foot cramps?

Many possible issues: The answer may be as simple as tired feet, electrolyte imbalance, circulation issues, or neurological deficits. See your local podiatrist for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing strange foot cramps?

What could be causing strange foot cramps?

See below: Foot fatigue, overuse syndrome, dehydration, lack of proper support. ...Read more

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I have foot cramps that are awfully painful?

I have foot cramps that are awfully painful?

You can try: Wearing an arch support in case the etiology is biomechanical. Make sure you are not dehydrated. I would start with taking a magnesium supplement daily and see if that helps. If not see your doc as there are other causes and you did not give a complete history. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent foot cramps?

Can you tell me how to prevent foot cramps?

Try wearing: Rich supports and see if that makes a difference. Consider magnesium supplements if that doesn't help. ...Read more

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Why do I get such bad foot cramps during sex?

Why do I get such bad foot cramps during sex?

This might depend on: What position you are engaging in as you may be stretching the foot for longer periods of time....however, without getting into that I would try taking a magnesium supplement like magox 400mg before bedtime every night. And see if that solves your problem..... ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting foot cramps?

How can I prevent myself from getting foot cramps?

Hydrate well: Most people with foot cramps find it necessary to take calcium or potasium. You need to hydrate well. ...Read more

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How can I prevent foot cramps before pointe class?

How can I prevent foot cramps before pointe class?

Massage: Hydrate, I would try to strengthen intrinsic foot muscles between classes. ...Read more

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I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

Please inform: Us what type of tumor you have and where the tumor is located.... ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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