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How do I stop foot cramps?

How do I stop foot cramps?

Foot cramps can vary from a slight twinge to a debilitating spasm and seemingly hit you at any time. However, there's no one-size-fits-all answer – foot, sole and toe cramps can strike for a variety of reasons. 

So why does your body decide to spasm? Well, to understand how to fix your foot frustrations, here's a breakdown of why your body cramps how to stop them.

Keep hydrated

One of the top culprits for foot cramps is dehydration. An afternoon in the sun or an illness might leave your muscles gasping for fluids. Remember, your body is a well-oiled machine that needs adequate hydration to function smoothly.

Invest in a reusable water bottle that you can carry with you wherever you go. It's a simple but effective way to prevent cramps.

Massage after exercise

If you've been pounding the pavement or dancing the night away in your new kicks, your foot muscles may not be your biggest fan. Overexertion and fatigue can trigger cramps.

Treat your feet to a luxurious massage. You can use your finger tips coupled with our hydrating Eulactol Heel Balm Gold. Or try it with a foot massager. These devices can knead away tension and improve blood circulation, reducing the likelihood of cramps.

You can also try incorporating regular foot stretches into your routine. Yoga straps or resistance bands can help you gently stretch out those tight muscles and prevent cramps from sneaking up on you.

Eat a nutritional diet

Low levels of potassium, calcium, or magnesium in your diet can lead to muscle cramps, including those in your feet. Bananas, yogurt, and leafy greens are rich in these nutrients - one veggie smoothie on its way.

If you decide to take vitamin supplements, make sure you consult with your doctor beforehand.

Wear comfy shoes

Tight, ill-fitting shoes can be a recipe for disaster. They can squeeze your foot muscles and cut off proper circulation, inviting those cramps to crash the party. Your feet need enough room to move, flex and get you from A to B. Especially if you’re exercising, your feet tend to swell. So comfy shoes with enough room to fit a finger in the heel is key.

Say goodbye to those painful stilettos and embrace comfy, supportive shoes. Scholl GelActiv™ Insoles can also provide extra cushioning and support.

Talk to your doctor

All our tips can help to alleviate your foot cramps but they might not cure you of persistent cramps. Sometimes, underlying medical conditions like diabetes or poor circulation can make you more prone to foot cramps. If you have diabetes make sure you have had your feet checked. If you have cramps, speak to a healthcare professional.

You’re not alone in dealing with your foot cramps. And although there are many causes, staying hydrated and treating your feet with love and care can help you. Remember, happy feet lead to a happier you! So go forth, strut your stuff, and let foot cramps be a thing of the past.

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