How to Prevent Foot Cramps

Because dehydration and dietary deficiencies are the main causes of foot cramps, increase your mineral consumption. Eat more foods like almonds, bananas, broccoli, cheese, spinach, and yogurt. Don’t over drink and don’t rely on colored liquids with lots of sugar in them like Gatorade and Powerade as a source of hydration. Instead, drink water. If your cramps seem to occur most often during the night, try stretching your feet out before going to bed.

When to Visit Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle About Your Foot Cramps

The occasional foot cramp is usually nothing to worry about. Persistent foot cramps may indicate that there is something else going on in your body, such as poor circulation. If you keep on having cramps, you should see a doctor to make sure there isn’t something more serious going on. An appointment at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle can help answer the following questions:

  • Are you wearing the right shoes for your foot type?
  • Is overexertion to blame for your cramps?
  • What stretches will work for you to help prevent and/or care for foot cramps?
  • Are you getting enough potassium, magnesium, and calcium in your diet? How much should you be getting?
  • Are your foot cramps related to an undiagnosed condition such as peripheral artery disease or diabetes?

If you are concerned about your foot cramps, or if you are experiencing pain in your feet and/or ankles, please do not ignore it. Contact one our friendly foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle for an evaluation. We will help you find a solution for your problem.

Do You Or A Family Member Need The Help Of An Experienced Podiatrist In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're seeking the help of an experienced podiatrist you owe it to yourself to speak with our doctors as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.