10 Foot Cramps Symptoms

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Those who experience foot cramps find the condition debilitating and painful. Foot cramps range in severity and duration and can be caused by a number of factors. In fact, a foot cramp doesn't necessarily need to be linked to a specific underlying condition such as health issues.

In some cases, simple changes to diet and water intake could resolve the cramps, while other causes may need a medical management plan. Foot cramps might not be a serious condition but could indicate serious shortages of nutrients which could lead to other conditions.


Perhaps one of the most debilitating symptoms of foot cramps is a spasm. This can stretch throughout the entire bridge of the foot or localize in the toes. Some ways to manage it include simply massaging the affected muscle and pulling the toes back into position.

Severe and/or recurring spasms may require medical intervention. Common causes of foot spasms include an electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, nerve damage, pregnancy, hyperventilation and chronic kidney disease. Medical professionals may recommend a combination of medication, stretches and exercise routines and an increased intake of fluids.1‘Hand or Foot Spasms: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.’ MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003194.htm

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