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Foot Arch Cramps 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?
The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arches don't: Disappear as much as many think. They are naturally higher/lower but the key is how stable or unstable they are. An arch that flattens too much when standing needs orthotic control. Past the age of 8 or 9, you're not going to change the structure any more than eyeglasses will change your eyes--they change how you see. Don't need to regain an arch, it needs to be controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Get you foot wet and then step down on a flat dry surface. If there is a mark of the entire foot you are flat footed, if only a mark of the heel, toes and ball of foot you have a high arch, if you can see the toes, ball of foot, heel and outside of the arch connecting the ball and heel you probably have a normal arch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try shoe gear: Could be a tight or stressed muscle/tendon in the foot. If it is on both feet it could be a systemic cause such as electrolyte imbalance or nerve impingement. In my experience, it is most likely caused by stresses on your foot. In such cases a good insole seems to help. This is not just any insole, but as dispensed by on orthotist or podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try this: Arch pain, especially after walking, is very common and many times responds to simple arch supports. There are, of course, many other possibilities and many other agents that may affect this area. If simple supports do not help or it does not subside on it's own I would visit a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more
Pronation normal?: Most people pronate to a greater or lesser degree when walking if their hindfoot is supple. How much pronation is "over" is a judgement call especially if there are no associated symptoms. See an orthopedic or podiatric specialist for evaluation to see where you fit and the mechanics of your foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Either overuse or poor support.Get a more detailed answer ›