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How can you prevent foot cramps?

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Food cramps happen when a muscle in your foot suddenly squeezes and can’t relax. One key to keeping cramps at bay is to keep your body limber and healthy. Here's how:

  • Stretch. Warm up your muscles, especially when you know you’ll be using them for a long time.
  • Hydrate. Water can help ward off cramps.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Cut back on alcohol, too. That can dehydrate you and make you cramp up.
  • Check your medications. Some come with a side effect of muscle cramps.
  • Wear comfortable footwear.

   

SOURCES:

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: “Muscle Cramp.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down.”

Mayo Clinic: “Muscle Cramp.”

 

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on June 02, 2019

   

SOURCES:

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: “Muscle Cramp.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down.”

Mayo Clinic: “Muscle Cramp.”

 

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on June 02, 2019

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