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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:  http://www.footcare-central.com/Articles/408-foot-cramps.htm

 

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.

 

 

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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!

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

This is the most helpful explanation I have found online. 

 

 

Thanks!

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