Doing a few minutes of light exercise like stationary bike riding before you sleep can help your muscles relax better while you sleep , too. I am allergic to the typical meds to treat this , so I am currently not on anything. The stretches definitely have helped me and when i have not stretched my calves and feet the cramps pop back up. No amount of water, minerals, vitamins or diet changed helped. I've started two different meds. Spring Allergies Precise Cancer Therapy.
How to Get Rid of Cramps, Especially Foot Cramps
Cut back on alcohol , too. For a cramp in the foot or toes, try massaging the arch and the base of the toes on the underside of the foot. But if foot cramps are not normal for you and occur suddenly but only periodically, chances are you do not need medical attention and the cramp will eventually go away. Then you can go with medication and massage for any left over tightness. I do heel raises standing on a curb as part of stretching before run. For more information on stretching your foot muscles, please read our article titled Plantar Fasciitis Exercises.
Why do my feet always cramp during workouts?
Applying heat either via a heat pad or warm water can help relax muscles, improve blood flow and reduce pain. It was limited to feet only. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Blows to the foot that result in pain, discoloration, swelling, and changes in how you walk may indicate more serious damage. Determining the cause can help us to prevent and treat the problem as soon as it starts. Watch all exercise videos.
Wearing ill-fitting shoes, such as shoes with small toe boxes that cramp your toes. Well described and clearly explained. Foot cramping is one of the most common complaints during open water swimming and triathlons. As you exercise and your feet swell with the heat, ultra-tight shoes can compress the nerves on top of your foot. I have the same problem for over a year now.