Do you feel small ccramps or muscle contractions in the soles of your feet after running or exercising? Foot cramps can appear without warning and cause quite a bit of pain, so it’s a good idea to know how to deal with the problem and come up with some solutions.
What are foot cramps?
Foot cramps are small, localised, involuntary contractions in an entire muscle group in the feet that can last from seconds to minutes.
Exercise-associated muscle cramp (EAMC) is an event that frequently occurs during or after more or less intense physical activity due to dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, although there are other reasons such as neurological disorders.
As described in the National Library of Medicine (NIH), foot cramps are caused by overstimulation of the muscles in the toes and soles of the feet, usually caused by over-exercising or straining the area, which can lead to annoying muscle ccramps or spasms – a condition that can come on suddenly in the middle of your exercise routine, either while running or even during a yin yoga session, for example. At that moment, you may feel a sharp dry heave, which prevents you from being able to continue your practice.
Foot cramps are usually caused by ccramps that occur when walking barefoot, although they are also often caused by the use of inappropriate footwear, among other factors. In any case, it is a condition suffered by men and women alike as it is a complication due to various causes that occur in the arch of the foot, but in most cases, it is a preventable and curable problem.
Causes and how to prevent foot cramps
Foot cramps can be caused by several factors, but the most common are associated with:
1. Muscle overstimulation
Just like heavy digestion if you eat too much, running for too long or forcing a workout can put too much stress on your toes, which can stiffen up and cause the rest of the soul to suffer from the dreaded foot ccramps. Therefore, not forcing a workout reduces the risk of foot cramps.
2. Mineral deficiency and dehydration
Cramps and ccramps in the soles of the feet are often caused by mineral deficiencies (mainly magnesium, calcium and potassium). This is because while exercising, we tend to sweat, which leads to the expulsion of electrolytes and minerals, necessary ingredients for muscles to function properly. This deficiency can lead to spasms, ccramps and unwanted contractions, hence the importance of hydration during an exercise session.
3. Shoes that are too tight and constricting
Wearing shoes that are too tight or too tight is another cause. In summer, your feet swell a little more, which can lead to poor blood flow if you can’t wiggle your toes properly. This tension can lead to tingling and even ccramps, so footwear is very important when it comes to preventing foot cramps.
4. Lack of exercise
As well as too much exercise, too little exercise can lead to muscle spasms in the soles of the feet due to a sedentary lifestyle, as muscles that are active on a daily basis are less prone to spasms, whereas a total lack of movement exposes and predisposes the soles of the feet more to muscle ccramps.
Age is also a trigger. Foot cramps usually appear around the age of 50 due to the progressive loss of calcium and elasticity in the bones.
How do you prevent the dreaded foot cramps from appearing and avoid spasms or intense ccramps in the arch of the foot during exercise? And in these cases, how to treat them and relieve the pain?
Foot cramps: treatments at home
How can we relieve and treat foot twigs simply?
1. Stretching and gentle foot massages
Stretching the soles of the feet, extending, stretching and flexing them, and massaging them gently, from the toes to the soles, is a good way to prevent ccramps from occurring. In addition to preventing plantar fasciitis, regularly wiggling the soles of the feet, stretching and flexing the toes is a simple way to treat foot cramps.
In addition, foot massage can reduce muscle splints or ccramps and is a way to accelerate the healing of slightly injured tissue as well as reduce scar tissue that may be present in the feet after an injury.
2. Heat application
Applying heat to the area is a very effective natural method of relieving muscle ccramps, including foot cramps. It improves the flexibility of ligaments and tendons and ligaments, reduces pain and improves blood flow and circulation.
However, it is not recommended to apply heat to inflamed areas, but only after the pain and swelling have subsided.
In addition, there are some at-home treatments to relieve pain and treat foot cramps. Balms and creams help to soothe the pain quickly. Silicium G5 gel, enriched with the highest concentration of organic silica, contains vitamin E, and penetrates through the skin quickly to treat joints.
In short, foot cramps are a common ailment that can be treated by exercising the muscles correctly, eating a healthy diet and strengthening the bones and joints with G7 Activ+ capsules, an innovative formula based on organic silica containing magnesium and vitamin C that reduces pain, inflammation and regenerates cartilage.