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What causes foot cramps and why do they hurt so bad?

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Foot and leg cramps are possibly due to not drinking enough water or a potassium deficiency. Make sure you stay well hydrated. Not being well hydrated allows toxins to build up in the muscle tissue and some theorize this is what causes the cramping. Any comments?

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  1. Toby says:

    It has gotten so bad that I have to walk in place for 15 minutes just to get my I can do is try to walk it off (which is difficult cause it hurts so bad). And it’s not just the cramps, my feet ache all the time, they just spasm and hurt.

  2. Evette says:

    While my children were in there teens they too had a lot of cramps. Make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet with fruits and vegetables. My children took sports and the drs have all told us that cramps can be and usually are caused from dehydration. We live at such a high altitude that people become dehydrated quickly without becoming thirsty. Make sure you drink plenty of WATER.Oh yeah, lack of potasium is also a cause. Potatoes and bananas have potasium.

  3. Yung says:

    What causes really bad foot cramps and I have to get? I’ve been getting really bad foot’m in bed. they are so bad that cramps at night after I they actually wake me up up and

  4. Selene says:

    Direct force trauma, overuse, or the tightness or lack of tightness of the joints in the foot may all cause pain in the arch. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-could-be-the-cause-of-the-arch-of-my-foot-hurting-so-bad

  5. Fernande says:

    Cramps are contractions of the uterus, used to help push the blood through.Try and take ibuprophin it thins your blood. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-causes-cramps-to-hurt-so-much

  6. Awilda says:

    Please clarify if you are looking for information on muscle or menstrual cramps. Either way I hope you feel better soon! More:http://www.chacha.com/question/why-do-cramps-hurt-so-bad

  7. Delois says:

    For most of our patients, that means they will walk out more comfortable than when they walked in. My feet would be hurting so bad I couldn’t sleep. type 2 diabetes diet, inflammatory conditions, leg cramps, what causes foot pain.

  8. Neomi says:

    Anyone who suffers from toe and leg cramps knows how painful they can be. I got toe cramps so often that I became used to the pain When wearing high heels, kick them off for awhile and do some foot flexes and toe stretches to Toe cramps can be caused by poor blood circulation, ill fitting shoes or overexertion of Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4471074_rid-toe-leg-cramps.html

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