Feet cramps


takoda
on May 02, 2012 @ 02:09 pm

For the last two weeks I've bin getting cramps in my feet and I don't
know why. I'll just be sitting here, or laying in bed watching TV and
out of nowhere they
hit. Most times its my toes that the cramps hit, but sometimes its right
in the arch of my feet. I haven't warn
heels in a few months, so I know its not from that. Anyone have any
idea's as to what might be going on and
what I can do to make it stop, or at least help it.
 

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Bren
Feet on May 02, 2012 @ 02:22 pm

Those can be very painful I have had that.It can be a pinched nerve,poor circulation,or even low on potassium(Try eating more bananas for potassium!)Also get hubby to rub your feet with a good menthol cream that really helps!There are actually so many things that can make feet cramp I guess were just getting older Takoda lol
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DawnMackie
Water!!! on May 02, 2012 @ 02:23 pm

Drink more water!!! If u already do then I'm not too sure if the cramps are really bad when u walk on them and you cannot put your foot on the floor then I suggest seeing your dr. To rule out a blood clot! I've had one I guess while pregnant but didn't realize what it was until it found its way in my lung.
My sister in law just joined chickadvisor and she's a nurse...jennyj she's under my friends lists she's super helpful!
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sirenstarlight
stretching on May 02, 2012 @ 02:24 pm

Are you getting enough water in your diet?
What about salt?
Any new medications?
If you are getting enough of those things and aren't on any new medication, you might just want to try stretching them. Rolling a can under your feet is a great way to massage/stretch your feet!
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takoda
Thanks ladies on May 02, 2012 @ 02:58 pm

Bren, speak for yourself.LOL

All I drink pretty much is water all day and night. I don't drink
coffee, tea, or pop. I add salt when I'm cooking and sometimes on my
food, but i haven't added any more then usual. I also haven't changed
any of my meds, so I don't think its that either. The next time this
happens I'll give putting it on the floor and rolling a can with it a
try and see if that help's any. If not I guess it will be time to see my
doctor, witch I hate doing. But if there's a chance of it being a blood
clot that isn't something I want to fool around with!!
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DawnMackie
Re: thanks ladies on May 02, 2012 @ 03:10 pm

It would be a constant pain and you wouldn't be able to put your foot the the floor if it was a clot but heck better safe than sorry. I'm sure it's nothing to be too concerned about. But if u want a clearer answer MSG my sis in law she's awesome
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DawnMackie
Oops my mistake on May 02, 2012 @ 04:27 pm

Also just realized you said feet cramps not leg cramps mine was in my calf muscle! So that is a big difference gl!
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Becky
old shmold on May 02, 2012 @ 05:12 pm

I don't think I'm old (still in my 20s) and I get these too! So I don't think it's age ;-) And you ladies aren't "old" so please... don't blame it on that.

I really wish I knew why this happens too! And what are we supposed to do when it happens? I know it's a muscle pull and it can happen anywhere: neck, finger, foot, calf, back, etc. But what do we do to make it better? Do we rub it? Will that make it better or worse? I heard it makes it worse. Any ideas?
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meredithk115
agree with other posters but let me also add..... on May 02, 2012 @ 08:47 pm

in addition to potassium, I was told that magnesium may help as well. One of the doctors I saw in a walk-in clinic (for a different issue) told me to try epsom salts. Just soaking the feet daily can help.
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Ali de Bold
I get those on May 02, 2012 @ 09:13 pm

They're so annoying! I've never thought much about it though and pretty much just waited for them to go away. I'm not sure that is the best approach but it works for me!
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takoda
Thanks again Ladies on May 03, 2012 @ 06:34 am

When it happens in my toes I usually have to pull them towards me until
it goes away, but when they started to hit the arch of my feet I had no
idea what to do other then walk it off. I'm on a lot of different meds
for other medical problems that I have, but I've bin on the same things
for over ten years. So I really don't think its anything I'm taking now,
but I guess it could be something I'm missing. I use to have this
happen to me every once in awhile through the years like anyone else
does, but in the last two weeks its become an everyday occurrence and
its very irritating!

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