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Doctor insights on: Toes Cramp Up And Curl

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What causes cramps in my toes?

What causes cramps in my toes?

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 more

Toes (Definition)

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


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Why do my toes cramp all the time?

Why do my toes cramp all the time?

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 more

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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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Cramps and severe pain on toes. What could be the cause.

Cramps and severe pain on toes. What could be the cause.

Pain: It is impossible to tell you what the pain is coming from without examining you I would suggest you see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Just right big toes curling up like a continuous cramp?

Just right big toes curling up like a continuous cramp?

See a foot & ankle-: -orthopedic surgeon, or a podiatrist. Your choice, my preference is a fellowship trained orthopedist. ...Read more

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Painful cramps that curl my toes under, what could be the cause?

Painful cramps that curl my toes under, what could be the cause?

Likely: A neuroma that is cause of problem but could be others. See local podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of which there are many options. ...Read more

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I am a 50 year old male. I have a problem with getting cramps in places all over my body. When I stretch, or roll over, etc. It even happens in my toes!

Any chance you: Are on a statin? I would look at the medication you are taking for any possible side effects. I would also look into any vitamin or mineral deficiencies like magnesium or potassium. ...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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What causes toe cramps?

What causes toe cramps?

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 more

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I get cramps in my toes when I lie in bed for an hour, what can I do to avoid that?

Toe cramps: Try stretching exercises before going to bed: stretch the achilles tendon (gently, not with jerking motions); stretch plantar fascia (bottom of foot) by pulling toes towards you with towel; use toes to grab towel to pull it towards you. If you are on medications, check with doc that electrolytes & mineral levels are ok. Make sure you're getting adequate calcium. See doc if not improved. ...Read more

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How to sstop cramps in finger&toes?

How to sstop cramps in finger&toes?

Determine the cause: If consistent with "restless leg syndrome", then bedtime drug therapy might be helpful. Excluding Ca/Mg, potassium & muscle disorders should be excluded, often seen with diuretic agents, chronic malabsorption (often w/diarrhea), & sometimes statins. Bilateral symptoms rarely indicate sciatica or related spinal conditions. ...Read more

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What would cause cramps in my arches and toes.

What would cause cramps in my arches and toes.

Unlikely to be PAD!: Many people get cramps in their arches and toes especially at the end of a long day on their feet. These are generally benign and caused by tightening of the hamstring muscles and tendon attachments down into the soles (plantar fascia). In worst case these can get inflamed and may need treatment, but prevention by stretches is key. If persistent rule out electrolyte imbalance with a chem test. ...Read more

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What would cause your toes to cramp ot freeze up?

Toe cramping: One possible cause that should be considered is peripheral artery disease, compromised circulation in your legs/feet due to narrowed arteries. Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries, known as atherosclerosis. This condition may be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs. ...Read more

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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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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