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Why Do I Get Cramps In My Feet
Are you diabetic?: Cramps in the finger and the toes usually due to muscle problem or nerve problem or combination of both and sometime due to circulation problems., it happen in people have diabetes, or other disease . I would recommend to check it out by tour doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Aorta: The largest artery in your body goes from your chest through your stomach, splits into two smaller arteries above your pelvis and goes to the legs. The pulsation you feel is your blood going through the aorta. ...Read more
Curling your toes: I have had two patients in my career with this issue and both said they curled their toes a lot, which lead to muscular fatigue and cramping. Muscle cramps can be caused by dehydration and low potassium as well. See your primary care and have lab work done. Make sure you stay hydrated. ...Read more
Swelling!: When you double your blood volume in pregnancy, there is a lot of swelling. Some you see and some you don't. Swelling around the nerves in your wrist and elbow can squeeze the nerves. It is a temporary problem but really frustrating and it can be painful. Splints at night can sometimes help. It will resolved after pregnancy but may take a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?
Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and i cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more
Arch pain: There may be a number of reasons to why you are getting pain in your feet. One of the most likely is that you are not getting enough arch support! this occurs when the shoegear (or lack there of) does not stabilize/support your foot joints. This allows you to overpronate and decrease your arch. You can help prevent and improve this pain with good tennis shoes and a podiatry referral. ...Read more
What could cause me to have bad cramps while pooping (every time)? My feet also get really cold. This mostly happens in the mornings.
What to do if i get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?
Rest and stretch: Rest from the activity you are doing that causes the cramp, and then stretch the foot in a manner to relieve the cramp. Often this means gently but consistently pulling the toes back to stretch the plantar aspect of the foot. ...Read more
I have been having feet cramps all my life i drink plenty of water and eat bananas as well but i still get them is something wrong with my feet?
Too much water?: It is possible that you are drinking too much water. If you do that you could dilute the electrolytes that your muscles need. Make sure that your urine is a pale yellow not clear. The next thing to try is a potassium and magnesium supplement. If you still have problems you should see a doctor for testing. ...Read more
Hi doc, i'm having servers pain in my feet around my big toe it feels like cramps especially when it is cold outside it get bad. What do you think cau?
Could be a few : Different things, a better answer could be served up with an in office exam, but around the big toe you may have a functional hallux limitis, anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonopathy, cramps (which have many causes.), neuropathy. Coldness bothering more is possible as could cause "tighness" feeling secondary contracture of muscles or decreased blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sandfly bites about 3 weeks back.. this will b my 3rd outbreak.i also get swelling in my feet. Muscle cramps.. is this normal ?
These symptoms are: not normal. Perhaps these are NOT sand fly bites. Better make an appointment for an evaluation by a health care professional to figure out what is really going on with you. ...Read more
After a long day at work my feet get pretty painful cramps between the second and third toe. Is there anything i can do to prevent the cramping?
I get painful leg cramps at night where my feet and ankles turn outward. They last between 1-4 minutes. What can I do to prevent this from happening?
Leg cramps : There may not be a lot you can do. There are some medications you can try. I recommend 400-800mg of magnesium Malays at bedtime. This mineral can be deficient in today’s diets. Circulation issues could also be a cause . Talk to your PCP about Med options ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get this shooting pain in my legs in the middle of the night that will make my feet cramp and stiffen. It is very painful. What can it be?
Couple of things: Nocturnal symptoms only, make one think of Restless leg syndrome but that shouldn't lead to cramping. Lumbar spine issues can lead to leg pain with cramps. You will need to talk with your doc and get an MRI on your back and possibly other studies to identify the cause of your leg symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam i pregnant i missed last month periode n i tke birth controll today i was supposed to get my periode n didn't come but I have been still taking birth controll n i get cramps n my feet hurt n i feel uneven of balance
I : I am not sure that i understand the situation that you have described. I believe you are indicating that you have just missed your second menstrual cycle in a row. I am unable to determine if you took all your birth control pills as prescribed. You now have cramps in your feet and feel off balance. I hope i understood correctly. Those don't sound like typical pregnancy symptoms. Pregnancy symptoms early on can include: lack of a period, feeling tired, nausea, food cravings, urinating more often, swollen or tender breasts. As i read this again, it may be that you are having some mild abdominal cramping (which can occur in early pregnancy) and your feet hurt. Recommend taking a pregnancy test if you have not been getting your period. You may need to speak with your doctor about feel off balance. Good luck. ...Read more
Why do I start get cramps every time Move or bend the cramps are in my stomach and I get them in my feet and hands so bad that the finger cross over?
Maybe dehydration: Often cramps are due to not drinking enough water. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and out door heat. If you do not improve by tomorrow see your doctor. She can run labs. Those symptoms can be related to many issues but the most common is being overheated and dehydrated. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. Can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. My right arm stuck at 90°. Can't straigthen a leg.
I get cramp in my feet legs, jaw, hands, could this be related to me having polymyisitis & myasthnia gratis?
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