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What Causes Toes To Cramp Up
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is possible.: The structural deformity may alter the biomechanics of your entire foot. The change in the structure may cause a change in function leading to possible pain. ...Read more
What causes my foot cramping? Used to have really bad then it went away. Now it's back and even my toes cramp up.
Muscles cramp when they need more oxygen.
When you lie flat in bed your blood pressure drops slightly reducing blood flow to your feet. This may result in cramping of the muscles in your feet. It may also be an electrolyte imbalance. Try 12 ounces of tonic water an hour before bedtime. Go for a general physical exam and routine blood work as well. ...Read more
What cause my toes and bottom of my foot to cramp up where toes becomes very stiff and curled up with excruciating pain?
Mineral deficiency: Potassium, magnesium plus tightness in you legs/thighs and lower back. Meds can do it too! Nothing dangerous, just irritation and will corrupt your sleep. Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium, sleep, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, stretching. I use acupuncture and trigger point shots! See other answers. ...Read more
I always get toe and arch cramps in my right foot, even while driving. What could be the root cause?
What would cause this foot/leg pain? One night I was laying down and I got a cramp so bad in between my 2nd and 3rd toe I couldn't even move my toe to its normal position, it was stuck in a downward position I streched it for a minute and the cramp went
My 15yr old son has cramps in his foot/toes which caused him to start having seizures can you plz give me some kind of insight on what may be causing?
Not the cause: Localized cramping in your feet will not trigger seizures. Seizures originate in the brain & there are a number of things that can trigger them, including deadly infections. If you have not gone in for an evaluation you need to do it immediately. ...Read more
Left foot big toe cramping upward last 2 nights, very stiff and causes pain. What do I do when this happpens and how do I prevent this? I used to have this happen when I didn't stretch after exercise but I have not exercised in months.
Is it. Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)
Yes: Panic attack = rapid breathing (hyperventilation). This reduces the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood, which causes your ph to rise (respiratory alkalosis), which in turn reduces the free calcium in your blood, which leads to painful muscle spasms or contractions, especially in the fingers/wrist and feet. Gets better when you slow down your breathing (or re-breathe into a paper bag). ...Read more
Usually due 2 a temp: Episode of dehydration alone or with electrolyte imbalance, hence GATORADE. This helps in consumed B4 exercise as well as during. Those that just happen like in bed or sometimes @ inopportune times. These R due 2 the same, but later after exertion of a specific muscle, common comes on with a stretch. Causes a sudden reflex 2 oppose the muscle. Happned 2 me in court once, jury had a laugh. SIGHHHH ...Read more
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
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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