You know the feeling—a muscle in your toe or foot suddenly contracts causing extreme pain, then muscle twitching, weakness and tingling. You wait it out until the spasm passes and then carry on as usual, but these spasms can be pointing to something more serious that needs to be addressed.
There are several possible causes for muscle spasms in the feet and toes—commonly referred to as carpopedal spasms. These include:
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Nerve damage or injury to nerves that are connected to muscles
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Abnormal electrolyte levels
It’s important if you experience ongoing muscle spasms that you make an appointment at Edmond/Norman Foot & Ankle to get to the root of the problem. Our board certified foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. A. Bil Buksh, specializes in nerve conditions of the foot. He will start by getting a complete medical history from you and then conduct a comprehensive examination of your feet, ankles and toes. Treatment for muscle spasms will depend upon what is causing them. Our practice offers a wide variety of treatments to help with nerve problems, including: medication, electrical stimulation therapy, laser therapy, and decompression surgery with nerve wraps. You should not try to treat muscle spasms on your own with vitamins and other supplements. You can actually do more harm than good, particularly if you have not had a professional evaluation by a podiatrist and do not know the reason the spasms are occurring.
If you suffer from muscle spasms in your feet or toes, contact our Edmond or Norman office by calling: (405) 285-7408 or use our convenient online appointment request service. Since muscle spasms can be an indicator of a serious medical issue, we recommend getting them checked out when you first begin to notice them.