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Cramps In Feet And Toes At Night
Foot cramps. I get bad cramps on the right side of my left foot, arch and toes. It happens more at night? What's causing them? How do I stop it?
Foot cramps my toes seem to look like there deformed when I get the cramps after cramps they go back to normal?
Well that is : Ll part of the cramp, the muscle goes into a spasm... ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Massage: Hydrate, I would try to strengthen intrinsic foot muscles between classes. ...Read more
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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
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
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