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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 can cause leg and foot cramps?

What can cause leg and 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

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What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?

Cramps: Hormonal changes can be the cause though unusual for only 1 week pregnancy. Try a warm moist compress to the area and if it continues consult obgyn. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent toe cramps (esp during activities like yoga)? I am female in 30's a runner and vegetarian, otherwise no health problems. Thx

What could cause frequent toe cramps (esp during activities like yoga)? I am female in 30's a runner and vegetarian, otherwise no health problems. Thx

Cramping in Athletes: Cramping in athletes is frequently caused by dehydration and subsequent electrolyte imbalance. Be sure you are drinking fluids that can replace the electrolytes you lose while running. Smart Water and Pedialyte are good alternatives to sugary sport drinks like Gatorade. In addition, try a calcium/magnesium supplement and drinking a bottle of tonic water. ...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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Does type 11 diabetes cause toe cramps?

Does type 11 diabetes cause toe cramps?

Yes: Dm both types can cause peripheral neuropathy as well as peripheral vascular disease causing narrowing of vessels. Hence get examined by your doctor for intact peripheral pulsations, intact foot sensations and have annual foot examas without fail, if peripheral vascular disease is suspected you may need a doppler scan for arteris of legs .Your doc. Will decide based on exaamination findings. ...Read more

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