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What causes toes to cramp, curl and separate?

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


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What is the reason toes cramp when you curl them?

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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I have foot cramping in my feet. My toes curl and that's not comfortable. What would cause this?

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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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?

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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Toe cramping causes?

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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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.

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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