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Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Board Certified, Podiatry
15 years in practice
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What causes toes to cramp, curl and separate?

Dr. Amy Degirolamo
Board Certified, Podiatry
15 years in practice
121K people helped
What causes toes to cramp, curl and separate?

Further exam: Cramping can be due to using muscles that you don't normally use. Sometime from doing activity that uses the small muscles in the foot not used in daily activity. It could also be due to dehydration, an imbalance of potassium/sodium, response to prescription medications... As well as many other causes. I would suggest further work-up. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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What is the reason toes cramp when you curl them?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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What is the reason toes cramp when you curl them?

Mine don't: If yours do then there is something wrong. Cramping can be do to things like dehydration, vitamin insufficiency, overuse among some reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What causes your foot to cramp and the toes to curl up or down?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What causes your foot to cramp and the toes to curl up or down?

Muscle spasm: May be caused by over use syndrome, dehydration, vitamin or mineral deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Last three toes on both feet will curl down on their own and cramp up, it's painful and annoying. It comes and go's. What is this?

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Last three toes on both feet will curl down on their own and cramp up, it's painful and annoying. It comes and go's. What is this?

Toes: This is caused by overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
30 years in practice
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I have foot cramping in my feet. My toes curl and that's not comfortable. What would cause this?

Dr. Thomas Inwood
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I have foot cramping in my feet.  My toes curl and that's not comfortable.  What would cause this?

Cramping: As stated those are all factors and can be easily corrected. See your podiatrist for orthotics - they really help. ...Read more

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Dr. David Tobin
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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When I have my feet up, my right arch will painfully start to cramp and my toes will curl. What can I do to stop this?

Dr. David Tobin
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Circulation: Sounds like you are putting pressure on an artery that supplies your foot or possibly a nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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It seems whenever i curl my toes, i get this muscle pain/ cramp in my foot. It really bothers me. What is it?

Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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It seems whenever i curl my toes, i get this muscle pain/ cramp in my foot. It really bothers me. What is it?

Age: And it happens more as we age, tetany or locking of muscle fibrils likely from fatigue, . ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
685K people helped
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Horrible toe cramp/pain! it feels like something is trying to come through my skin. I massage it and it just doesn't go away? Is this a nerve problem?

Dr. Martin Tamler
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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Horrible toe cramp/pain! it feels like something is trying to come through my skin. I massage it and it just doesn't go away? Is this a nerve problem?

Another possibility: Cramps most commonly occur when a muscle is used beyond its endurance capacity. In an attempt to prevent the muscle from being used any further, the muscle locks up to prevent ripping or tearing. You need to figure out what she is doing to overuse the foot muscle and avoid overuse. Additionally, an endurance building exercise should be started to prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Oliver Wang
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Toe cramping causes?

Dr. Oliver Wang
Board Certified, Podiatry
5 years in practice
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Toe cramping causes?

Lack of support: Toe cramping is a sign of muscle fatigue. If you have flat feet or lack of support in your shoes you may be experiencing this. Best to stretch your toes and calf muscles and try otc superfeet inserts in your shoes. If not improved you may need a more custom device. Also make sure your electrolytes are in balance. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler
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My sister has a wierd problem with her foretoe. While she is doing "nothing" her toe suddenly locks like a cramp and it doesn't gets normal quickly.

Dr. Martin Tamler
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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My sister has a wierd problem with her foretoe. While she is doing "nothing" her toe suddenly locks like a cramp and it doesn't gets normal quickly.

Cramps: Cramps most commonly occur when a muscle is used beyond its endurance capacity. In an attempt to prevent the muscle from being used any further, the muscle locks up to prevent ripping or tearing. You need to figure out what she is doing to overuse the foot muscle and avoid overuse. Additionally, an endurance building exercise should be started to prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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