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Wednesday, May 06, 2009 TJ, Community Member, asks

Q: my right foot keeps cramping up & curling, what could this be?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/ 8/09 12:08pm

Here's a link to an article about some of the different possible causes of foot cramps and some tips that might help lessen them:


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.  If the cramping doesn't improve, see your doctor.



TC, Community Member
10/15/10 2:53am

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!

Freeman, Community Member
2/ 1/14 11:00am

This is the most helpful explanation I have found online. 




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By TJ, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/01/14, First Published: 05/06/09