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There are a few reasons your feet may be cramping up. When it comes to your feet specifically, the most likely culprit is ill-fitting shoes, says Alex Kor, DPM, a podiatrist at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and immediate past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. As you exercise and your feet swell with the heat, ultra-tight shoes can compress the nerves on top of your foot. You can mitigate it temporarily by tying your shoes differently to relieve pressure on the top, says Kor. 
 
Dr. Alex Kor
 
 
In fact, tendinitis—either caused by poor footwear or other overuse events—is a prime culprit of foot cramping, Kor says. This inflammation in your tendons can cause not just pain but also potential swelling. But you won’t know if it’s a soft tissue condition, nerve issue, or bone problem unless you see someone, Kor adds. Metabolic disorder is another potential cause of foot cramping—albeit a much less likely one—because low potassium and low sodium levels can cause cramps. But if this were the case, you'd suffer from cramps outside the gym as well, Kor adds.
 
Source: Rachael Schultz, Men's Fitness [2/14/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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