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What to do if i get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?

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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

See below: High arch feet are usually referred to as a pes cavus foot type. Often muscle cramps are due to overworking of the muscles and may cause plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent muscle cramps in my feet after exercise?

What's the best way to prevent muscle cramps in my feet after exercise?

Warm down.: Make sure you warm down after exercising at least for 1/2 the amount of time you took to warm up. For the feet and ankles, do gentle wall calf stretches and massage feet as needed. Also make sure you're wearing good footwear and stay hydrated! ...Read more

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About every night I get muscle cramps in my legs and feet sometimes my toes curl under and Im a debetic?

Spine vs Diabetes: Could be related to your spine such as spinal stenosis or herniated disk. It also could be diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest if it is bothering you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain shoots down the bk of my rt leg when standing, and get bad muscle cramps in foot. No rt compression, but have low back issues. Possible reasons?

Pain shoots down the bk of my rt leg when standing, and get bad muscle cramps in foot. No rt compression, but have low back issues. Possible reasons?

possible muscle entr: It sounds like you may have muscle or nerve entrapment, not necessarily form the spinal cord many spinal and leg muscle may get trapped crossing bony structures and may be producing your symptoms. Orthopedic evaluation and MRI are indicated to further determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I get really bad cramps in the arches of my feet. What can I do?

I get really bad cramps in the arches of my feet. What can I do?

Massage, etc: Try massaging foot by rubbing it over a tennis ball. Also try drinking tonic water as this has quinine that helps stop the cramps. If this is still persistant, please see your doctor for alternative treatment or medication. ...Read more

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What to do if i get really bad cramps in the arches of my feet. What can I do to remedy this?

What to do if i get really bad cramps in the arches of my feet. What can I do to remedy this?

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

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more


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