You know that strange thing when your toes start twitching and involuntarily twisting around each other? Or when you wake up in the middle of the night with your foot flexed, immovable, and shooting with pain? What is with those cramps? Toe cramps frequently stem from unnecessary strain or restricted blood flow from tight-fitting shoes. If you can't wiggle your toes or your toes start to tingle after you've put on your shoes, they're too tight.
|Dr. Phyllis Ragley
The path to fewer painful spasms begins with your shoes, says Phyllis Ragley, DPM, a podiatrist in Lawrence, Kansas. "It's crucial to find a pair that's right for your body's unique mechanics." Dr. Ragley advises choosing a shoe that fits your arch and is neither too stiff nor too flexible.
Source: Jordan Davidson, Prevention [6/22/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic.