Treating Foot Cramps

By on December 11, 2011

 Treating Foot Cramps

No matter what the cause of a foot cramp, there’s ways to relieve the pain. Here are some tips for treating foot cramps:

Slowly pull the foot away from the cramping position and hold it there until the foot cramp disappears.Try massaging the foot for five to 10 minutes until the foot cramp feels better.
Take a dose of aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve a foot cramp
Elevate your foot to the level of your waist.
If the foot cramp comes from an athletic injury, apply an ice pack around the foot cramp, no directly on it.
Use moist heat on the foot cramp three times a day if cramping is chronic
Try a warm foot soak
Wrap the foot in an elastic bandage, if necessary
Stay off your foot and give the foot cramp a chance to heal.
See a doctor about chronic and persistent foot cramps.