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Why Do I Get Muscle Cramps In The Arches Of My Feet At Night
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
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
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
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
I have muscle cramps in my feet legs, Lat dorsi, hands. My leg actually cramps at night at a 45 degree angle and is so cramped I can not straighten.
Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?
I have chronic calf & foot cramps when I relax my feet, and can feel/see muscles moving by themselves. This is worse at night. Any insight?
Cramps: Cramps in the calves and feet can be caused by a variety of issues. Most commonly are dehydration and imbalanced electrolytes. There are easy treatments that typically eliminate the cramping. Getting an exam in person or virtually will give you the best diagnosis and treatment plan that you may need! ...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
It seems whenever I curl my toes, I get this muscle pain/ cramp in my foot. It really bothers me. What is it?
Age: And it happens more as we age, tetany or locking of muscle fibrils likely from fatigue, . ...Read more
Hello doctor I'm having muscle cramps in both legs, calfs, feet, and upper thighs every night and during work, what that about?
What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.
I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem.
Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs.
Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily.
A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms.
Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation).
Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex. Hand, legs, feet, even chest. How can I alleviate an prevent this from happening.?
Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Hi dr., my husband suffers pain in his feet specially soles, toes, ankles. He has calf muscle cramps too. He is addicted to corex. Has knee degeneration?
NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possible reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more
Severe muscle cramps. Feet, legs, groin, neck, shoulders, every nigh. Tried flexaril, zanaflex, (tizanidine) k, even lidoderm. Have sent lab test. What now?
What kind of test?: The results may help diagnose the underlying problem. If there is no abnormalities, PT, stretching, a different exercise regimen may help ...Read more
When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. What's up?
Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?
Your magnesium level should be checked.
Trying over the counter magnesium is an option even if your level is normal, also although not well understood Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (antihistamine) works great for night (nocturnal) leg cramps.
Also if not contra indicated for you your md may also try Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker at night. ...Read more
See below: Either overuse or poor support.Get a more detailed answer ›
Over stretching.: You could be overstretching the muscles and plantar fascia. ...Read more
Tape feet: There are mutiple causes of cramps to your feet during ballet. The most common is small muscle fatigue in the foot. Try taping your foot to support the arch; rolling your arch area over a tennis ball prior to exercise, and using an analgesic cream, and you may want to start drinking some tonic water (which contains quinine) that helps eliminate the cramping. See your podiatrist if unsuccesful. ...Read more
I have pain in difference parts of my body the ball of my foot and my calf muscle and I'm constantly getting leg cramps?
Are you on:
Any meds? Which?
What time of day are you getting the cramps? . ...Read more
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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