Bedtime Foot Cramps:
Why & What To Do

Have you ever had shooting pain in your foot wake you from a sound sleep?

Bedtime foot cramps can be disruptive and painful, and they are more common for people over 50 and pregnant women.

If cramps are only occasional, it’s likely not a major medical concern. However, regular foot cramps can be associated with certain medical conditions including diabetes or hypothyroidism.

Causes of bedtime foot cramps

There are a variety of possible issues that can cause bedtime foot cramps, including:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Decreased blood flow
  • Sleeping position
  • Overexertion from exercise
  • Improperly fitted footwear
  • Dehydration
  • Nutrient Deficiency
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications

Treatment & prevention

There are some simple things you can do to help prevent & treat foot cramps at bedtime.

  • Hydrate: Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water. So if you weigh 200 lbs, you need to drink at least 100 oz of water.
  • Stretch: Stretch your feet before bedtime to help release excess tension.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption: Alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration and muscle cramping.
  • Supplement: Get your vitamin & mineral levels checked. Supplementation may be necessary to fill in nutrient gaps.
  • Exercise: Exercise can help to improve circulation & loosen up tense muscles.
  • Check footwear: Be sure that shoes have proper support & are properly fitted. Orthotics can also help with support & cushioning.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium can help to soothe muscle cramps. You can apply it directly to your feet with magnesium lotion.

Foot cramps tend to go away with proper care & treatment. However, if you have recurring foot cramps, please be sure to check with your medical professional.

Proper footwear for the day and night will help not create these CRAMPS and having the proper fit and construction is mandatory for these successes.

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If you’re diabetic, we can help.  If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, we can help.  Neuropathy?  We’ve got you covered.  Remember, if the top of your foot hurts, you have an ill-fitting shoe. If the bottom of your foot hurts, you have no support in your current shoe. We believe in what we’re doing, where we are going, and our ability to help people.  Let DTF be the one to kickstart your journey to happy, healthy feet.  Reach out to us today, and let’s get started.


Thank you,


Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | 909-215-1622 | heinleinron@yahoo.com

Bringing you over 50 years of industry experience- trained by the best in the business.


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