10 Causes of Foot Cramps

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Cause #2: Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when a disease affects peripheral nerves (nerves other than those in the brain and spinal cord). When the peripheral nerves are affected, it can result in impaired sensation, issues with movement, and disrupted function.

Depending on the underlying disorder, peripheral neuropathy can have a sudden or gradual onset, rapid or gradual progress, and be temporary or permanent. Diseases that can cause peripheral neuropathy include vitamin deficiency, diabetes, and leprosy. It can also be caused by chemotherapy. In peripheral neuropathy, foot cramps, leg cramps, muscle loss, bone degeneration, changes in the hair, skin, and nails, and muscle fasciculations can occur.

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