Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) Questions Foot cramps

I get cramps in my foot very frequently. What could be wrong?

I keep getting cramps in my foot very frequently. What could be causing these?

8 Answers

Cramps can be caused by not drinking enough water, lack of minerals like potassium and magnesium, not giving enough time for muscles to relax, or may be more serious causes due to vascular problems. Make sure to drink enough water for your activity level during the day and eat the equivalent of an orange or banana a day. This is the easiest start. If your symptoms continue then see your doc to evaluate you.
Dehydration is a possibility try biofrezze roll it on the affected muscles and tendons. A good stretching program can be very helpful
Cramps are usually due to muscle imbalance in the feet. I recommend evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) for a complete examination
Cramps are usually from lactic acid build up from fatigue, electrolyte imbalance, or possible blood flow compromise. Try wearing good arch supports, stretching, and proper hydration. If this does not resolve the situation, a thorough evaluation is needed.
This may be musculoskeletal in nature or possibly related to medications or metabolic conditions. This needs to be evaluated
It could be due to a variety of causes:

1. Tight calf muscles
2. Decreased calcium or potassium
3. Tight sheets on the bed contracting toe muscles
4. Decreased magnesium

I would recommend daily stretching of the calf muscles, eating a banana or orange daily, or taking supplemental calcium. If it doesn’t resolve the cramping, see a podiatrist or family doctor.
Cramping in the foot might be caused by mechanical issues related to the joints and tendons in your foot. This might arise from muscle fatigue or stress, possibly even related to having a flat foot, or other deformities or functional issues that are occurring during ambulation and activities. Your muscles may be working harder to compensate for some of these issues. Your best resolution to the problem would be to visit your local Podiatrist and have your feet examined. Good orthotics from an expert (not the kind from the pharmacy, Walmart, or rip off places like the Good Feet Store or Foot solutions) might help you resolve the problems without any type of injections or surgery.
The most common reason for cramps in the feet only is usually due to muscular overuse. There are also other reasons including medications and electrolyte imbalances that can cause cramping. Normally, it's best to be in a stiff soled shoe with a semi-rigid support to reduce muscle overuse and start incorporating a little tonic water daily as a start. If unimproved, I recommend seeking evaluation by podiatrist to determine what other things may be causing the cramping.