The best ways to get rid of foot cramps depend on whether you’re talking about treating one that is currently happening or preventing one from happening. The best immediate treatments for a foot cramp include gentle stretching and massage. These techniques help the muscles to relax and provide extra oxygen to the area by improving circulation.
Long-term methods of preventing cramps can include certain changes to one’s lifestyle. Quitting smoking, staying properly hydrated, and ensuring you are receiving enough minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium in your diet can help keep cramps at bay for certain people. If you suffer from frequent cramps, however, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with us at California Foot and Ankle Institute and determine the source of the condition. If the cause stems from another problem such as peripheral arterial disease, more treatments may be necessary to address both problems.
Call us toll-free at (888) 796-6631 to start getting the specialized attention you deserve. You can also call our two locations directly at (949) 833-3406 for Irvine or (760) 951-2000 for Victorville.