Wow, thank you everyone for the support and help! I wear a low heal during the day and as soon as I get home from work I put my house slippers on. I tried a different pair or shoes last night for kettlebells and my feet didn't cramp as much, so I think it is what everyone has said, I need to reevaluate the shoes I wear. I will also try the foot stretching exercises. Thanks again
What kind of shoes do you wear throughout the day? Shoes that are oversupportive or with a stiff sole can weaken the arch and foot muscles, which can cause cramping when exercising. Try going barefoot more or wear shoes with a thin, flexible sole (flats, Keds, etc). Also do this foot stretch a few times daily: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyIWz0okH0
This might sound off the wall, but I remember back when I was pregnant and getting very bad cramps in my feet and calves for no reason (I'd just wake with cramps in the middle of the night!), people said I was low on potassium. Bananas are a good source. Or take a multivitamin.
If it's happening frequently during walks, I'd recommend visiting a specialty running/walking store where you can be properly fitted for the right shoe for you. It could be that you're not wearing a shoe that works well fory our foot. If the shoe suggestions don't help and the problem continues, you might want to talk to your doctor about it just to see what they suggest.
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I get cramps in my feet during any work out or brisk walk (after about 1 mile). During kettlebells I get very bad cramping and have to stop and stretch the foot against the wall. We do a warm up and I always do additional stretches before starting but it still happens. I've tried drinking tonic water but it doesn't help and also take a magnesium supplement, but again it doesn't help. I wear Asics Gel Trainers but not sure if these are the best ones for support or if anyone can suggest others that might have more support for the arch of the foot (where I typically get the cramp). Any suggestions or thoughts would be gratefully received! Thanks
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