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Question: Cramp in my feet


 domdom - Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:11 pm

I am a 24 year old male. I get really bad cramp in the arches of my feet and my toes. It only occurs after doing my gymnastics training and seems to have got worse over the years. My coach suggested I do stretching exercises on my feet to improve my toe point which I have been doing for a few months now but it hasn't made any difference. Is there anything else I can do to stop it?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:40 am

User avatar Hi Domdom,

You may want to have your electrolytes tested, particularly your calcium, magnesium and potassium. If one of these electrolytes are high or low it can cause increased muscle cramping.

You may also want to see a sports medicine doctor for an evaluation to see if there are any other treatments you can try.

Best wishes.

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