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Doctor insights on: Cramps In Feet And Toes At Night

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What does it mean when my foot cramps when I bend my toes? Also, the pain gets worse the longer my toes are bent.

What does it mean when my foot cramps when I bend my toes? Also, the pain gets worse the longer my toes are bent.

Cramps: Cramping in the foot can be as simple as biomechanical dysfunction which causes muscles/tendons to work harder, thus causing strain and fatigue. Try some good supportive shoes and orthotics and see if correcting your foot position and alignment might correct the muscle strain and fatigue that is causing your cramps. If not, get checked out by a physician for possible neuromuscular problems ...Read more

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My wife stands on her feet at work. She gets cramps in her feet at night. What can she take and or eat to help stop the foot cramps?

My wife stands on her feet at work. She gets cramps in her feet at night. What can she take and or eat to help stop the foot cramps?

Potassium, Magnesium: Cramping at night, especially in bed otherwise known as nocturnal night cramps is often caused by a defficiency in potassium or magnesium. Foods high in these may help. Tonic water has quinine sulfate in it which has been successful in controlling these type of cramps. If she stands at work, I hope she wears supportive, well fitting shoes. Orthotics may also help. ...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 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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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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I have chronic calf & foot cramps when I relax my feet, and can feel/see muscles moving by themselves. This is worse at night. Any insight?

I have chronic calf & foot cramps when I relax my feet, and can feel/see muscles moving by themselves. This is worse at night. Any insight?

Cramps: Cramps in the calves and feet can be caused by a variety of issues. Most commonly are dehydration and imbalanced electrolytes. There are easy treatments that typically eliminate the cramping. Getting an exam in person or virtually will give you the best diagnosis and treatment plan that you may need! ...Read more

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Taking Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Extract and have been getting multiple charlie horses in my legs and foot cramps at night. Why could this be?

Taking Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Extract and have been getting multiple charlie horses in my legs and foot cramps at night. Why could this be?

Malnourishment: It means you are not eating the right or enough calories for your metabolic needs. The diet products you are taking will not ever lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. ...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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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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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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Why am I having constant foot cramps?

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 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 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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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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Do you still get foot cramps if your k is really low?

Do you still get foot cramps if your k is really low?

Possibly: There are many other things that can cause your foot to "cramp" or feel like a cramp. There could be biomechanical issues, other metabolic conditions, nerves and arthritis can feel like a foot cramp. I would see a podiatrist for further work-up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can stop foot cramps before pointe class?

Can you tell me how I can stop foot cramps before pointe class?

See below: The chances are that your cramps are do to overstretching.

Try an ice pack to the top of your foot for about 20 minutes and take a glass of water prior to exercise. ...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

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What to do if I have foot cramps while punching heavy bag?

Heavy bag and feet: Have someone look at your stance, your feet should be planted when you punch then you resume moving. Trying to punch while on your toes is strain on feet and legs. Make sure you aren't holding your breath and aren't getting dehydrated ...Read more

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How can I avoid/ relieve extremely painful foot cramps asap?

How can I avoid/ relieve extremely painful foot cramps asap?

It depends: There are several causes of foot cramps and the cause needs to be identified to treat it properly. Many muscular cramps are caused by dehydration and low potassium. But other can be caused by collapsed arches and/or poor foot and leg posture. I recommend you see a foot specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more