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


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Hi doc, I'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?

Hi doc, I'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?

Could be a few: Different things, a better answer could be served up with an in office exam, but around the big toe you may have a functional hallux limitis, anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonopathy, cramps (which have many causes.), neuropathy.
Coldness bothering more is possible as could cause "tighness" feeling secondary contracture of muscles or decreased blood flow. ...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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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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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 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

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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

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Is there any way to prevent yourself from getting foot cramps?

Is there any way to prevent yourself from getting foot cramps?

Supports: Orthotics and good supportive shoes help to reduce the amount of cramping. Stay hydrated as well. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic foot cramps, could it be linked to tumor?

Not likely: Could be due to several causes including inadequate foot support, circulatory issues and Potassium or Magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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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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Why would a person get foot cramps immediately after a long sitting or laying position & only walking relieves the cramps?

Why would a person get foot cramps immediately after a long sitting or laying position & only walking relieves the cramps?

On a statin??: If u are, take 200 mg coq10
statins deplete some co enzyme 10 and this can cause foot cramping
if not on statins try eating a banana or drinking a glass of tonic water before bedtime. ...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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I get rid of my foot cramps?

Refer to answer: Usually people do not have foot cramp. Have foot swelling and pain, but have cramps in the legs. Both have many causes. My suggestions is avoid chicken, turkey, beef and hams. Also avoid cereals, juices, and sodas of all types. Instead of them, have cheese.
If problem persist see you doctor for further work to find the cause, and back problem. ...Read more

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I recently had one of those horribly painful foot cramps on the arch of your foot. What do you do with a very sensitive foot?

I recently had one of those horribly painful foot cramps on the arch of your foot. What do you do with a very sensitive foot?

Foot Cramps: This could be for several reasons. One circulation: if you are a smoker or have poor circulation your muscles in the foot and legs are not getting enough nutrition to sustain themselves. 2. You could be overworking your foot in a particular shoe are doing a particular exercise. You need to be evaluated by a podiatrist where these and other items can be tested. ...Read more

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Are excruciating foot cramps and sharp shooting debilitating pains from butt to foot common side effects a month after surgery done to 5th metatarsal?

Are excruciating foot cramps and sharp shooting debilitating pains from butt to foot common side effects a month after surgery done to 5th metatarsal?

Shooting leg pains: Pains shooting down the leg are most likely 'sciatica' and may or may not relate to your recent foot surgery. When a nerve gets irritated or 'pinched' it is going to 'fire off' and produce pains like you describe. Certain things cause sciatica like a herniated disc and I would recommend getting this checked out ASAP. Perhaps 'hobbling' around after foot surgery you 'popped' something in ur back ...Read more