• TJ TJ
    May 06, 2009
    What causes foot cramping?
    TJ TJ
    May 06, 2009

    My right foot keeps cramping up and curling. What could this be?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 08, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 08, 2009

    In general, cramping can be caused by many factors, including vitamin deficiencies. You may also have a muscle strain. Another reader here suggested it may be a Vitamin E deficiency. It's possible for your doctor to do a blood test that may help you determine if you're low in any particular vitamin or mineral.

     

    In the meantime, try adjusting the things you can – for instance, drink more water and eat more foods high in potassium like dried apricots, bananas, potatoes, broccoli, spinach, and beans. A magnesium supplement may also be in order.

     

     

     

     


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  • TC
    TC
    October 15, 2010
    TC
    TC
    October 15, 2010

    I have been suffering severe foot, ankle, shin and leg cramps at night that wake me up 3 to 4 times a night.  I tried everything!  Potassium, B complex ( 100 mg ), vitamin C and tonic water with quinine.  Then I read an old vitamin book that I've had for 20 years and it said that It's really a severe vitamin E deficincy!  I started taking about 2000 units of vitamin E in the morning a half hour before I ate and another dose with vitamin A at night.  I still take the B vitamins and C.  I've been cramp free for a long while now.  It took about a week to build up in my body.  It trully works, I wish I could tell everyone about this.  Give the vitamins at least 2 weeks to build up in your system, you will be amazed! Also, heat ( like a heating pad or electric blanket ) works wonders too, with the vitamins.  Good luck!

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