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My Big Toe Cramps
Sharp sudden pain in big toe only lasts a few seconds then goes away happens periodically throughout the day?
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
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
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?
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
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
Why would a person get foot cramps immediately after a long sitting or laying position & only walking relieves the 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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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