Just a quick question...does anyone here have persistent toe cramping? My toes in the last few weeks are cramping terribly! It happens when I lift my feet off the floor, when I am lying in bed and the worst is when I am driving I get cramps in the toes on my right foot and it is a little scary...I am afraid that I will lift my foot off the brake or push down on the gas inappropriately when these cramps hit! Any ideas out there?
I've been getting foot cramps - had 'em before I was diagnosed, actually. I thought it was a little odd. Now I know!
I get a couple of different kinds. My foot will cramp up at the bottom, and it feels like my toes are curling in toward the ball of my foot. That happens after exercise. I also get a big toe cramp where it sticks up and won't go back down - that happens at night, while I'm asleep. Wakeup call!
Of course, I don't drive much any more, because I tend not to make the right decisions - I fear I'll end up having an accident.
I'm not sure what to do about it. When my big toe cramps, I can point my foot, which stops the big toe, but it causes the bottom of my foot to cramp! Or my calf, or my hamstring. So anybody with any ideas, speak up!
Undxed, but yea, I have what I call the crazy toes....hee....hee....hee Mine also get me the worse when I lay down, but if I ever bend my big toe down....its on. Toes go every which way and it really hurts!!!
I've been lucky driving, haven't had any problem yet.
I'm sorry, but first, allow me to giggle as a schololgirl at LGK's "dreaded toe erection"! OMG, laugh of the day!!
I used to get them specially when i was driving (of course) and i have very short, fat toes (my friends call them "little beans" bleh) so for me, to take off my sock and see my middle toe trying to what seemed make a run for it was the carziest thing ever. I still get them. In fact, i got one yesterday and this morning, right foot most of the time. Should i go back to threaten my feet with chopping them off if they don't behave as i used to??
I get toe cramps, too, on my right foot, mostly. My third toe sticks DOWN and moves over under my fourth toe; such a weird, painful thing! Sometimes warming it up under running water helps.
I also get the cramps in the bottom of my feet, so my toes fan out and cramp, too. That used to happen only in my water exercise classes, which I had to give up. Now it happens in bed.
I've only had toe cramps while driving a few times, and tried stuff like taking my foot off the gas and stomping my foot on the floor (after checking to see if anyone was at all close behind me). It seemed to help somewhat.
I don't like to push consumer products, but the Ped Egg people have come out with a gel thingie that fits over your toes. It's supposed to let your toes stretch out and give some relief... I won't post the link here, but Google "pampered toes gel foot" and you should find it.
A couple of years ago my acupuncturist recommended I take calcium and magnesium. I buy Nature Made Vitamin calcium and Magnesium with Zinc three times a day. I can actually sleep without the pain and cramping of my toes and calves. I hope this helps. I ran out about a month ago and I have been miserable since. but I went and bought the biggest bottle of calcium and magnesium. I started taking it again on Sunday and last night I slept cramp and pain free.
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