Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Feeling Cramped?

Foot cramps are non-voluntary spasms that can last from a few minutes to a few days, and they can affect a muscle or a muscle group. Such spasms can leave the muscle sore even after the pain is gone. The inner arch of the foot and toes, especially the big toe, can be affected. There are common causes of foot cramps, including a sedentary lifestyle, injury caused by repetitive motion, poor blood circulation, and low calcium or potassium levels. To alleviate the pain, move the foot in a direction opposite to the cramp to relieve the undue stretch on the muscle fatigue.

We're concerned about all aspects of your health, especially in the health of your feet. When your feet are cramping and uncomfortable, or are otherwise trying to tell you something, don't hesitate to call on us. Our Goal is to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan so that you are out of pain and back on your feet in as short amount of time as possible. Call us for an appointment.

HINT: Applying ice packs to the affected regions helps in acute cases of foot cramps.

As seen in the Surprise, Sun City and Sun City West Independent Newspaper.

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