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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 causes hammer toes to happen?

What causes hammer toes to happen?

Hammertoes: There are 3 different mechanisms in gait that causes hammertoes to occur- but basically there is an imbalance between the muscles that cause the toe to flex versus the ones that extend the toes. There are many congenital deviations from the norm that causes this to occur. ...Read more

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What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. Lack of or low potassium levels to nerve lesions. Need physical exam by your doctor. ...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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What causes toes to lock?

Locking toes?: If you are referring to toes that lock and curl, they are referred to as hammertoes or clawtoes. This is an abnormal compensation for pronation of the foot against the ground, which causes the toes to "grab" the ground. This is a progressive slow orthopedic problem that can cause callouses and ulcers to the top of the toes over time. Seek a local podiatrist for an x-ray evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes foot cramps?

What causes foot cramps?

Many things: Including not limited to dehydration, low arches, high arches, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications etc. ...Read more

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What causes leg and toe spams?

What causes leg and toe spams?

Cramping...: A common cause of cramping of the toes is tight shoes, especially high heels, where the tips of the feet are crammed. Other causes may include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes foot cramps/pains?

What causes foot cramps/pains?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes feet to swell?

What causes feet to swell?

First see PCP: First, see your primary care physician. Sometimes the cause of foot swelling is dietary. Other times, it can be result of cardiovascular problems or kidney problems or arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramping and what happens to one's muscles when it happens?

What causes leg cramping and what happens to one's muscles when it happens?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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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

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What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more

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What causes hand cramps?

What causes hand cramps?

Muscle: Use of hand muscles which are small and weak with a small cross sectional area may seem important but itis nit hte most significant. Sometime calcium metabolism, swelling, fatigue , nerve compression. ...Read more

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What causes cramp in legs?

What causes cramp in legs?

Complex: The differential diagnosis includes lack of sufficient arterial flow, side effects from medications e.g. Statin, electrolyte deficiencies i.e. Low potassium, calcium, or magnesium. ...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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What causes my ankle to give out sometimes?

What causes my ankle to  give out sometimes?

Ligamentous Weakness: Hello, This can be related to lateral ligament instability weather it was duet to previous trauma or heredity predisposition. Conservative and surgical treatments exist. ...Read more

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What causes the feet to swell?

What causes the feet to swell?

Varicose veins: Or incompetent valves, injury, infection, gout, hypertension, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, there are many causes.... ...Read more

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