How to Treat Foot Cramps

Though we may not want to admit it, there has been one time or another that we have suffered through a foot cramp or two. Whether it has been from wearing the wrong pair of shoes or too much physical activity. Studies have shown that foot cramps can be caused when the foot doesn't receive enough oxygen. This is caused when your body becomes too dehydrated through sweating. However the foot cramp came to be, the pain is still the same. The good part is that foot cramps are temporary and they are easily treated.

There are some preventative steps that you can take to avoid the foot cramp. If you are planning a lot of physical activity then it would be a great idea to drink plenty of fluids before you leave the house, during the day and after you are done. Another way to prevent foot cramps would be to stretch before exercising. This will help your muscles relax and avoid becoming tensed up. It would also be a good idea to wear the proper shoes, sometimes women like a great looking shoe even though it may not be the best fitting shoe.

In the event that all else fails and you do have a foot cramp, the first thing that you will want to do is put your feet under running water in the bathtub. Start off with cool water and then after a few minutes change to room temperature water. You do not want to use cold water or hot water because it will shock your feet. If you are having pain the arches of your feet, then put ice packs for a few hours and then a heating pad. Once your foot cramps have started to subside, a great foot massage is next.

You can use a great soothing lotion to start working your feet from the toes down to the heel of your foot. If you have someone willing to do this for you then you are very lucky. Some stores carry items designed to help with foot cramps such as the Foot Massager Bath Spa, Dual Rolling Foot Massager and the Warming Foot Massager. Taking care of your feet should be a priority, since most people are on their feet during the day for hours. Take care of your feet and they will take care of you.

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