10 Foot Cramps Symptoms

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Stiffness

Foot and calf stiffness become more common with age and is often referred to as a charley horse. While severe stiffness might be accompanied by pain, the stiffness usually resolves after a few minutes.

The stiffness usually doesn't indicate anything serious. It may indicate low hydration levels, not enough stretching and poor circulation. If the cramping doesn't stop, it's important to see a medical professional. While applying heat or pressure to the area may help, medication may also help manage pain.3‘Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down.’ Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, 15 Sept. 2020, health.clevelandclinic.org/dont-let-foot-cramps-charley-horses-slow/

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