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What is the cause of foot cramps?

I could barely finish my third mile because of it :/

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Usually improperly fitted shoes, or ones with an arch that is broken down or isn't right for your foot.

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Oh, okay, that would make sense. I was using my mom's sneakers. Thank you(:
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Lack of water

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In the foot??
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There is a million different things. Where exactly is the pain? Here's some common causes:
* Stress or fatigue in the foot – An overworked foot is often susceptible to foot cramps.
* Poor circulation – Foot cramp is caused by lack of oxygen being carried to the foot.
* Lack of potassium – This important mineral, found in salt, helps regulate body chemistry and keep you foot cramp free.
* Dehydration – Lack of water in the muscles contribute to foot cramps.
* Changing hormone levels – Foot cramps may occur while muscle tissue adjusts to these changes.
* Pinched nerves – Caused when the electrical impulse from the brain cannot reach the muscle, this can cause foot cramps, numbness and other symptoms.
* Nutritional deficiency – A healthy diet, complete with all essential nutrients can keep muscles and nerves functioning normally.
* Environmental toxicity – Certain “poisons” we encounter (via factories, contaminated water, etc.) may play a role in increased foot cramps.
* Chemical sensitivity – Some prescriptions may change the conditions in the body and make foot cramps more likely.

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Thank you so much(:
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No problem :)
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Could be several things: improper stretching, I'll fitting shoes, pushing the limits too far, magnesium levels too low. I use quinine pills under my tongue to relieve the onset of leg and foot cramps! If I up my magnesium intake they are less frequent!

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Hmm, maybe I should try that. Thanks!(:
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Try increasing your potassium intake.

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Okay, thank you(:
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