How to Treat Foot Cramps in Adults


Foot cramps indicate stress, fatigue or structural problems with the foot. An occasional cramp is not cause for concern, but chronic pain should be investigated by a doctor.

Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need

  • Pillows
  • Analgesics
  • Ice packs
  • Elasticized Sports Wrap
    • 1

      Take the cramped foot in your hands. Slowly, but firmly, move it in the opposite direction of the cramped position.

    • 2

      Keep the foot in this position until the cramp disappears.

    • 3

      Spread some baby oil generously over the area and gently massage it for 5 to 10 minutes.

    • 4

      Take a pain reliever immediately, and if desired, repeat the dose after 4 hours. Aspirin and ibuprofen are recommended.

    • 5

      Elevate your foot on a pillow to the level of your waist.

    • 6

      Apply an ice pack if the cramp is due to overuse, like from a sports injury. Place the ice pack around the cramp, not directly on it.

    • 7

      Use moist heat on the cramping muscle 3 times a day if cramping is chronic and persists longer than 24 hours. A warm foot soak may be beneficial.

    • 8

      Consider wrapping the foot with an elasticized cloth bandage or sports wrap. Be careful when wrapping under the arch--too much pressure against it can cause pain.

    • 9

      Rest and stay off your foot. Give the muscle, tendon or nerve mass time to heal.

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