A foot cramp occurs when one or more muscles or muscle fibers involuntarily contracts. Like other types of muscle cramp, foot cramps at night can cause mild-to-severe pain and interfere with a person’s quality of sleep.
Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic injury that occur in the U.S. each year.
For the first time, scientists have found a way to reveal the mechanics of the human body's 'steering wheel' the subtalar joint.
While your feet are amazing, complicated pieces of machinery, the literal pounding and squeezing they take over the years will change how they look and perform. And the natural changes that come with aging will impact things, too.
Does one of your toes appear to bend in an awkward way, or curl under painfully? If so, you may have a hammertoe.