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Doctor insights on: What Causes Toes To Cramp Up

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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 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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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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What causes your foot to cramp and the toes to curl up or down?

What causes your foot to cramp and the toes to curl up or down?

Muscle spasm: May be caused by over use syndrome, dehydration, vitamin or mineral deficiency. ...Read more

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Can a bunion that's forcing my toes to overlap cause them to cramp up and lock, too?

Can a bunion that's forcing my toes to overlap cause them to cramp up and lock, too?

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

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Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Cramping of finger joints and toes...Cause?

Possible arthritis: Variety of conditions that can cause cramping of fingers and toes joints: osteoarthritis, circulation, electrolyte imbalance, medications. ...Read more

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I have foot cramping in my feet. My toes curl and that's not comfortable. What would cause this?

I have foot cramping in my feet. My toes curl and that's not comfortable. What would cause this?

Cramping: As stated those are all factors and can be easily corrected. See your podiatrist for orthotics - they really help. ...Read more

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What causes my foot cramping? Used to have really bad then it went away. Now it's back and even my toes cramp up.

What causes my foot cramping? Used to have really bad then it went away. Now it's back and even my toes cramp up.

Decreased oxygen.: 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

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What cause my toes and bottom of my foot to cramp up where toes becomes very stiff and curled up with excruciating pain?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Are you on: Any medications? Like, taking medicine to lower cholesterol? In the event you are I would supplement with coenzyme q10, if you are not, I would try taking magnesium supplements like magox 400mg. See if that helps. ...Read more

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Is it. Normal for a panic attack to cause the limbs to temporarily cramp up completely? (arms/finger/toes curled in unnable to move)

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

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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 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 can cause horrible foot cramps?

What can cause horrible foot cramps?

Dehydration: Vitamin deficiencies, overuse of intrinsic muscles of the foot. ...Read more

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What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

What is the cause of foot cramps in general?

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

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What causes cramps in the foot in the middle of night?

What causes cramps in the foot in the middle of night?

Could be vitamin: Deficiency. Try taking a magnesium supplement like magox 400mg available without prescription at local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause me to suddenly develop foot cramps in both feet?

Is there anything that can cause me to suddenly develop foot cramps in both feet?

Cramps: Dehydration
electrolyte issues (calcium, magnesium, potasium)
foot strain
plantar fascitis
most muscles that control the feet are in the leg
there are intrinsic mucles of the feet
i would see a podiatrist if it continues. ...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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Would myositis cause a constant, permanent foot cramp?

Unlikely: There are diseases of the distal (e.g., leg/foot) muscles, but these are quite rare. Calcium, magnesium deficiency would be more likely. ...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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What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

Weak or: Strained arch, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, dehydration, overuse of intrinsic muscles like in swimming.
Try walking with an arch support. If pain persists speak to your doc to help with the other possibilities. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is sciatica the cause of my foot cramping?

Please help docs! Is sciatica the cause of my foot cramping?

Depends: This could be both plantar fasciitis and sciatica or could just be sciatica alone. I would suggest seeing a sports medicine/spine physician who could help decide further with you. ...Read more