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Toes Cramp Up And Curl
Muscle fatigue : Muscles cramp when they fatigued. This often happens when your feet are not properly supported, causing them to be overworked. Switching to properly supportive shoe gear should help. If not, see a podiatrist to discuss custom biomechanical orthotics. Also, stay well-hydrated and consider electrolyte replacement if you are exercising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of reasons: Bunions, hammertoes, high arches, flat feet, shoes are some of the reasons. Need more information before a better answer is given. Which toes, any activites when they cramp, type of shoes worn most of the time, foot deformities, overall health. See a podiatrist if it's a real problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toe Spasms, Chronic: There are many causes of toe cramping: muscle spasms, nutrition deficiencies, neuropathy, poor circulation, and medication side effects. You need an exam by podiatrist and vascular specialist to rule out arterial insufficiency and nerve disease. If you smoke you should quit immediately. Smoking can directly affect blood flow to the toes. Long-term smoking causes permanent damage to arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See a foot & ankle-: -orthopedic surgeon, or a podiatrist. Your choice, my preference is a fellowship trained orthopedist. ...Read more
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