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Reasons for Foot Cramps

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:00

Any kind of foot cramp usually grabs our attention, mainly because it interferes with carrying out the activities of the day. If foot cramps start to become an ongoing occurrence, it may be a good idea to question why they are happening. One common cause of foot cramps is wearing shoes that are too tight. The reason is likely to be that blood circulation to the feet is being blocked. Cramps in the feet may also be the result of dehydration, which keeps the muscles from getting the water they need to function properly. This may be caused by an underlying condition or an infection. Overdoing exercise may result in foot cramps as the feet work extra hard to maintain your balance. Athletes, dancers, and workers who stand for long periods may experience this reaction. Among the other possible causes of foot cramps are pregnancy, low levels of electrolytes and other minerals, and nerve damage. If foot cramps become more frequent or severe, it is a good idea to visit a podiatrist who can determine the cause and offer ways to prevent or lessen them.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Robert Graser from Graser Podiatry and Bunion Surgery Institute. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Boerne, Hondo, and Devine, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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