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What Can Cause Foot Cramps
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
Lack of blood supply: Cramps are the response of muscles to oxygen need greater than supply. It can happen with diversion of the blood to other portions of the body such as after eating, or due to excess strain in exercising. They are usually short term and do not do any harm but if persistent could indicate a problem in the blood supply. ...Read more
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated.: Pain in foot and ankle could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out. ...Read more
Many things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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