Causes of foot cramps toes

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My feet sometimes cramp when I curl my toes down. It hurts a lot, and I can break out of it by stretching my toes out again. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
If there has been no contracture (meaning the toes aren't permanently stuck that way) or bony abnormality causing her toes to do that, then I would speculate that it's neurological. Cramps can have many causes such as thyroid abnormalities, medication side effects, electrolyte abnormalities, peripheral neuropathies (stinging sensations?) and sometimes feet cramps are associated with parkinson's disease and its treatment.
You might be low on the mineral Iron, it causes the feet and toes to cramp up and hurt. So, take a vitamin with iron in it a few times a week, and see if that works. If not, since it happens when you walk, could be you need new or more supportive shoes... one time I wore a pair of running shoes too long, and a shoenail worked its way up slightly into my heel, and took me a while to realize that's how come my heel was killing me!
rRght foot toes dont bend. If I try hard there is pain in toes and calf. I have been having cramps while sleeping in my right calf very often.
The cramps are either very strong or weak but repeated (I can have cramps on both legs at the same time). Foot cramps can get to 15 cramps on a row. L-carnitine had effect for one or two weeks but then came back to the same.Is this a muscle metabolic disorder? Should I look for other causes?
that i've ever heard of and definitely sounds to me like you've potentially got a physical cause in what is happening to you. Apart from foot cramps, sorry i've not experienced my toes curling but i have experienced a few times now, this painful stab in the middle of my right arm and then one of my fingers (middle) will bend and lock tight in a weird position but i haven't had it checked out because it's not happened often enough.
every once in awhile, while i am sleeping i will feel the beginning of my toes or ankle in only one foot begnning to cramp up. the pain last for about 1-2 min. and then it completely is gone with no mafter affects., What causes this.Sometimese it's 2-3 nights in a row and then nothing for months.
I was diagnosed, after a year of taking many falls, with foot drop, in my left foot. I have been fitted with a foot brace, but it does not seem to be helping. About 10 months ago, I started experiencing terrible muscle cramps in my right leg and toes on both feet. I have seen a neurologist and tests indicate that I have muscle damage in both legs. My legs are so weak, that it is hard to do much walking without getting absolutely exhausted.
This just started happening in my left foot in the last couple of days. I am a 40 yr old mom of 3, extremely active, working out 3-4 times a week. This intermittent vibrating in my foot is very unnerving. Have you got any answers? Nothing hurts... so, it is hard for me to think it is a back problem.
I was just diagnosed last week with hepC but have had leg cramps, usually at night, for years. I take 500mg of Magnesium at night before I go to bed and have no problems with cramps til sometime in the early am so I take another dose and I'm pretty much cramp free. Until I read these postings I had no idea there was a connection between cramping and the liver.
Since that time of not taking Metformin ,,, I have had trouble with my legs swelling up with normal walk around the house, cramps in the left thigh area and also my cramps extending to my feet and toes ... cramps are extending to the instep of my foot also .
I have pain mainly in the tailbone area of my back, and constant pain into both feet and toes. They haven't actually given me a diagnosis as of yet. First I was told possibly RSD, and then told I had a few pinched nerves, and spinal stenois, and then was told I damaged the nerve endings in my feet and hands. But my feet are so painful, the cold makes them worse, my ankle's swell, mostly the left side, and the pain goes all the way up into my thighs most days anymore.
I have been on 100mg of Topamax since the end of April. I immediately experienced the loss of appetite. I seaked the advice of a naturopath to use it to my advantage because I had about 80 pounds to lose. I see him every Friday and since then, I have lost 43 pounds...:-) It has not been difficult. It seems like he weight is coming off on its own now. I don't crave anything. I'm hoping to reach my goal by January.
Pull your knee up to your chest and grab your foot by the toes and ball of the foot. Pull your toes slowly toward your body while pushing the heel away from your body. Hold it for a few seconds until the cramp is over. That technique also works great for an inner-arch foot cramp. You can achieve the same calf stretch when standing. Place the balls of your feet on a board or even a door threshhold.
I even get foot cramps while driving; There doesnt seem to be any specific timing to any of this. My rheumy happened to notice my hand spasms recently, so he sent me for blood tests ( I dont know yet if they showed anything) CBC, CMP, ESR, and Magnesium. But I have a muscle relaxer (Soma) and Lyrica (for nerve pain in my outer hip areas that stem from my spine). None of this seems to be helping all these cramps & spasms though.
I get muscle cramps in my legs, toes and sometimes in my jaw all the time. Just today after a long walk, my legs, the arch of my feet and my toes, wanted to cramp up. When I would stop, they became worse,so I had to keep walking with few stops. My doctor gave me Quinine pills 325mg. and they did help for a little while.
You need a physician for detailed assessment since these could be foot cramps due to dehydration, electrolytes disturbances including sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, vitamin B12 and D deficiencies can also cause foot cramps, lack of rest and fatigue, over vigorous exercise are some common causes for cramps in the calves.
Hey.... I had a friend who went through IVF and I heard that she had horrible cramping..... she also spotted, but now she has triplets!!!! So, this cramping is probably a normal thing....I have also been through 7 IUI cycles and trying for 2 years... this next cycle we are trying IVF... it's crazy how much it costs!!! It should be free b/c everyone should have a chance to have children... I guess life is not fair.....
I know thats a weird question but this happens daily with me & its getting worse. I can be laying down watching tv or whatever & usually its 1 or 2 toes will move down(not the rest of them ) & then I have awful spasms in my foot & up my calf muscle. At 1st my Big Toe would move out sideways from the rest of my toes & then the spasm would hit but now it can be any of my toes. The Dr.
and foot. Months after twitching of toes in right foot, numbness set in of both toes as well as the area of the pad below the : toes, during that time, the same digits started twitching on the left foot. Full spine mri shows c6-7 mild bulge, t12-l1 mild disc, : 4-5 and l5-s1. B12 303, previously 240. Brain mri negative, emg negative, sep latent p37 bilaterally, baer,vep, negative. : Reflexes 2+ upper extremeties, trace at knees, ankles, both toes equivical.
I can relate to the cramping that you are having. During TX I also experienced several bout's of cramps in my foot and right hip. I was taking several different supplement at the time including magnesium, Zinc and calcium. I found no patten to the attacks. I might have several cramps within a couple days, then nothing for Weeks or more. The even persisted for some time post TX. I am now 1.5 years post TX, I have not had the cramps for some time.
i am experiencing numbness in the back of my thigh, the back and right side of my right calf as well as the outside of my foot. I can move all of my toes, and walk with a slight limp if I sit for too long or if I sit on a soft surface like a couch, which disappears after I walk on the leg for a few minutes. I cannot stand on my tiptoes, but I can flex the muscles in my calf as long as my body weight is not on it.
We just got back from a 2 week Meditereanean cruise and once I got home, I noticed that my legs and toes were cramping horribly. I would get woken up by calf cramps and the toes on both feet would go into awful looking positions while they cramped. It could be from the extra exercise on the cruise and wearing of open toed shoes with little arch support as far as my feet and legs but I also am suffering from thumb and index finger cramps that are ugly and painful too. Any suggestions or ideas?
I am experiencing very bad leg cramps every night until the early morning hours. It causes restlessness and wakes me up a few times a night. Does anyone else have this problem or know what to do? I am already eating a banana everyday for potassium and taking an iron pill for amenia, I have read that it could be a sign of amenia. I am also doing calf stretches because I read that this should also help.
I have MS and I had a cramp in my foot and then a giant bruise on the sole of my foot appeared- so sore. Went to A and E and they didnt know what it was.
Hi, My partner is a 35 yr old male who for the last 2 weeks has been suffering from severe muscle cramps in is right hand and right foot. It starts with a tingling in his right arm from the elbow downwards which then causes his hand to cramp and lock with the fingers clawing in towards his palm. At the same time, his leg starts to burn from the caf down into the foot and goes into a cramp with his toes turning downwards and inwards.
I have been getting cramps in my calf muscles that last for 3-4 days and along with this I get numbness in my fingertips and the toes on my left foot. I have had blood work done but nothing shows. Any ideas as to what causes this?
sounds like charlie horses to me, i get them too and am currently 32 weeks. its HORRIBLE. i get them in my calf and find pointing my toes torwards my knee helps, you could try that. also take a magnesuim suppliment right before bed, since doing that i havent got any. my obgyn suggested it so i assuming its ok for baby.
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