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big toe spasms upward

by Jane Tzudiker
(San Leandro, CA USA)

Hello,


My 82 year old mother is having nightly bouts of spasms in her big toes (usually one at a time) in which the toe bends straight up & she can't make it go down. It's extremely painful but her doctor doesn't seem to know the cause or how to prevent it. She has what seems to be a relatively mild case of gout & is careful of her diet; I believe she takes medication at times for that. She also has stenosis & arthritis in her spine for which she's had varying relief with steroid injections. She also takes medications for high blood pressure, thyroid... i think that's it. She seems very healthy overall for her age & tries to stay active when her body cooperates.

I've done internet searches for this type of toe spasm but can't find anything quite like it. Can you offer some insight?

I see I could add a photo & will try to get one from her, if you think that would help.

Thanks very much,
Jane

Hi Jane,
Usually if one toe goes into spasm it is the direct result of overuse of that particular muscle, in this case the muscle that brings the big toe up.
Most muscle spasms are idiopathic meaning they just happen.
Assuming your mother does not have an electrolyte imbalance, she could try drinking some quinine water at night which can be very helpful with muscle spasms.
If that does not work, let her ask her doctor next time she has an appointment.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Aug 14, 2017
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same issue with spasms that pull the big toe up .
by: Mona

I have been having the same issues with the spasms that pull the big toe up and have a massive burning pain in the foot and leg. The tonic water that contains Quinine is what I drink, I drink a small amount every day and it helps. The reason the FDA does not allow it to be given in the pill form any more is it depletes the calcium out of your bones and then causes bigger problems.
so just a small amount of Tonic Water will help.

Jul 25, 2017
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spasms
by: Debbie

Jack I think you are right. I have had 4 back surgeries and have tried everything that people have suggested. My Dr. has given me meds and nothing helps. Believe me, I have tried things that people laugh at but, I am willing to try anything at this point. I am up most of the night getting out of bed, to stand, to try to flatten my feet. I get spasms places I didn't know would spasm.

Jul 24, 2017
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Big toe cramp
by: Jack

Re the replies; nothing suggested fixes my problem, including eating bananas.
I am a 77 male, previously fit; played competitive singles badminton for many years, much harder than tennis, which I also play. Problem began after I couldn't play competitively any more; forced me to sleep on my side, which seemed to fix it.
It returned as my physical activity further declined. I am now doing an exercise of standing on my toes daily, which seems to help.
I have wide feet at the toes and grew up with ill fitting shoes. I also have Spondylolisthesis which is a deformation of the spine and relatively common.
You may have it without realising it.
Whatever, I think it is a skeletal issue.

Jul 23, 2017
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31 and it happens to me
by: Nathan

TY for all the help, I am going to try a few of these. I just wanted to point out that this seems to happen to people above 60 or at least that's who is commenting on here. but at about 27-28 I started having these toe cramps and I am wondering if this happens to younger people often as well.

Jul 13, 2017
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Severe cramping
by: anonymous 2017

I have the exact problem you all describe - severely painful cramping in legs, ankles and feet. Big toe sticks straight up - the shins, the calve muscles, all are susceptible. The pain is intense and sometimes I cannot even move or take a step. I get out of bed, wet a washcloth with very warm water and it relieves it, go back to bed and 1.5 to 2 hours later, the same thing. However, I have noticed that this happens when I drink a cup of coffee in the morning. My question is - has anyone else noticed that this happens when you drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks?

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The only connection I can make to coffee and your symptoms is that coffee acts as a diuretic and so your cramping may be related to an electrolyte imbalance, however, if you drink a fair amount of liquid during the course of the day, I am not so sure this would be the source of your problem.

Marc Mitnick DPM

Jun 15, 2017
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Toes curl up!
by: FR Johnsen

I'm male, 71, in good health, take no meds... I do have Sjogren's, dry eye, and mouth. No other issues.Both my legs will have cramps in the shin area, and all ten toes will curl UP! I takes some pressure to have them go down. Usually this happens at night and I am active working on a new house. I have been noticing that I will tend to lose my balance if I lean forward to pick something up, as if my toes aren't working correctly.
The cramping does not happen unless I have been active during the day. I keep hydrated so I don't think that is the problem, but I am in the South and the days are hot!

May 28, 2017
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Drink Tonic Water!
by: Sandra

Tonic water!!!!! Drink a couple of big gulps when you feel a cramp coming on! Works in less than a minute!

May 27, 2017
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Toe spasm
by: Alison

Hi there,

I too suffer from a horrible big toe spasm, for some reason only on my left foot to date. I generally get the spasms at night but occasionally in the daytime too. Mine are generally a result of dehydration but not always. The spasm starts in my toe then, crosses across the top of my foot then feels like it travels diagonally up my leg. Anyway I've found that as soon as the spasm starts, I put my foot under hot water (bath tap is relatively easy to get to - or if you have someone with you ask them to bring a bowl of water) and the spasm for me stops almost immediately. I was genuinely thrilled to discover this. I recommend trying this and I hope it helps others.

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Hot water is NOT fine for people who are diabetic or may have compromised circulation. There is also the issue of scalding yourself. Care needs to be taken.

Marc Mitnick DPM

May 27, 2017
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Locking toe spams
by: Marie

I've just begun my internet search for what has caused my similar spasms for years. I can verify the quininne water would help (Well I took the pill form) and should help but when mine start potassium has never helped and mine is differnt but simular the third and fourth toe lock straight down on my right foot. It can be almost unbearable and debilitating and last anywhere from a few seconds to two hours...in spells that have lasted as long as a month and more at its worst. It has been so bad that I can't control myself from screaming out in pain. I have a high pain tolerance...being that I'm 44 and have ostoathritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Sticklers. Nothing conpaires to the pain my toes locking down causes. The aftemath of the episodes leaves you just drained and with extreme soreness and knotted painful muscles. I believe it has to be neurological, pinched nerve I don't know something. I've had a pinched nerve and I cam say this is very different. I know know what causes it but hopefully we can find an answer.

May 23, 2017
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Help to reduce the pain
by: Anonymous

I have this problem, I don't have a cure but can tell you what helps me.
I avoid lace up shoes which can put pressure on the tendon which leads to the big toe. Sheepskin boots & slippers are my favourite footwear!
Have a bowl of cold water ( in the shower) ready to plunge the painful foot in..A cold wet flannel is a reasonable substitute.
Work on being as relaxed as possible before going to sleep .
I take a magnesium supplement every day.

Thank you to all the people who gave advice -- I will try all of your suggestions because this is the worst pain I have ever had, much worse than childbirth!!

May 20, 2017
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A Relief to Not be Alone
by: Anonymous

Having had a fall earlier in the week, I am resting more. I went for a lie down and after a while my toe stood erect and the pain ran right up my leg. This is not the first time, but usually, on the advice of an Orthopaedic Surgeon friend, I drink quinine before bed, that does help decrease cramp. It is not the first time my toe has taken on a life of its own, usually at night, and I tend put my foot on the floor and firmly stand on the offending object with the other foot. That usually does the trick. This time, nothing worked and the pain was dreadful. My husband came and massaged, to no avail and standing on it made the pain worse;I just had to wait until the pain went subsided. It is good to know I am not alone and not going crazy. Incidentally, I was wearing compression socks on this occasion.

May 10, 2017
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spasms in feet and legs at night
by: Cathy

Like many of you I too have suffered with leg and feet spasms mainly at night for many years, waking up many times during to night to walk them out. I am 68. Also like many of you the doctors have tried many things including medications with little or no results. I believe they are caused by my blood pressure medications as leg pain is a sign of many of them, but no-one knows for sure.
Lately I have been taking magnesium before bed which seems to minimize the quantity of the spasms and the severeness however they also act as a laxative.
If anyone else ever finds something that works that is available I would love to know.

Apr 02, 2017
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I FEEL YOUR PAIN
by: Max

The old adage that misery loves company sure applies to this problem as well. It's 1:15 AM and just woke up with an "erection" of my big toe (again). I've had this problem for several years. After reading some of your blogs I'd like to share my story. During my sleep, I can usually feel its onset. I hop out of bed and grab my walking cane and push my toe in the opposite direction (down) for about a minute or until the muscle relaxes. Once I go back to sleep I usually expect the other toe to follow suit (can't have one without the other). Who said "wait until your reach your golden years."

Mar 22, 2017
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stay Hydrated
by: Angelica

I've experienced this pain before. It's extremely painful and big toe went upward and the 2nd toe went the opposite way. I was dehydrated. Had to drink up on fluids and went away. It also can happen after heavy drinking (alcohol)..

Jan 28, 2017
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big toe up
by: Mary

The big toe up spasm, ankle and shin pain has occurred to me for years. I also get spasms in my hands, where the knuckle at the base of the fingers will lock in the opposite of normal direction. Since this happens even while driving the car I try always to have Hyland's Leg Cramps quick disolving tablets with me. Usually get relief within minutes, unless occurs while playing bridge game (can't quit trying to holding a hand or leave the game).

Strangely, I find pushing the toes on the offending foot on the floor in that extremely upward position and rocking side to side, big toe to little and back, and/or while bouncing the leg helps relieve the pain. Quinine tablets help if the FDA would let doctors prescribe them again. One can still get quinine water at the store.

Jan 21, 2017
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Nothing works
by: Gigi

I am 90, extremely healthy and active; do not regularly take any pills or vitamins, only eye drops for glaucoma. Have had extreme leg, foot and ankle cramps for well over 30 yrs. Mostly my feet and ankles cramp now with the big toe jumping straight up. Sometimes one foot, most times both feet at same time. Have tried the soap "trick" plus pickle, apple cider vinegar, homeopathic pills, lots of water. At times have tried magnesium, potassium, pantothenic acid, bananas, you name it - zilch. Usually they hit @ every 3 hrs so I don't get much sleep. Feet feel "spongy" too. Podiatrist said he couldn't help me, gave me cortisone shot in each foot as experiment - didn't work, face broke out with allergy to cortisone. Thank God I can function during the day even with lack of sleep.

Jan 21, 2017
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Foot cramps at night
by: Anonymous

After reading all these comments, I realized I wasn't the only one that had horrible night cramping. I've had 4 back surgeries and I get cramps in my legs and places I didn't know you could get Charlie horses. I have actually fell out of the bed trying to straighten out my feet. I talked to my doctor and have tried everything. A friend told me to keep a small bowl of salt next to my bed, and at the first sight of a cramp put a little bit under your tongue and let it dissolve. Last night actually tried it. After I put the salt under my tongue it took about 3 minutes for my ankle and foot to relax. I hope this works for some of you.

Jan 11, 2017
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Big toe problem
by: Jana

try a tablespoon of Dill Pickle juice I did that for leg cramps and immediate pain relief for my toe problem

Dec 16, 2016
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by: Lola 144

Omg....I'm so glad I've found this page I've been having this problem for 18 months following my second stem cell transplant.....at night if I make any movement it triggers a cramp , it effects both legs & it's so painful. My toes points straight up &. I have to jump out of bed &. Stand on it with all my weight to force it down then walk it out. I've told my consultant & GP numerous times & they just look at me like I'm mental! I know my magnesium was very low when I was recovering & I had to take supplements along with other medication. I still take B12 , Vit D & folic acid but I'm going to trying adding magnesium back & sandocain

Oct 10, 2016
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Toe cramp cure
by: Anonymous

In most cases it is definitely due to dehydration. I immediately take a potassium pill and a a lot of water (Gatorade) and within five minutes ... I kid you it cramp is gone. Works for leg cramps too!

Jul 20, 2016
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Big Toe Spasms
by: Alarmed!

Tonight is the first time that I've experienced spasms on the tip of my right big toe. It started with a stabbing pain every few minutes, then it escalated into full-fledged spasms: sudden involuntary jerking movements of the right foot and lower leg. I immediately thought of my mother, who suffered the same symptoms for years! I also thought that it might have been related to the fungal buildup under my right toenail, so I proceeded to cut away at the affected area, to no avail. Reflecting on my day, this is the first day home, following a three-week vacation. The cupboards were bare and there was no purified water in the house. I did drink milk tea at about noon time. There must be a correlation with dehydration (I've read all of the posts, thank you!) So I will get out of bed and drink some hot tea...let's see what happens. I sure hope this doesn't become a chronic problem! I already have sleep apnea, which also interferes with my rest. Good night!

Jul 17, 2016
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Big Toe Upward Spasm
by: Anonymous

Not that I'm happy that anyone is suffering from this extremely uncomfortable ailment, it's good to see that I'm not alone. I've mentioned this to my PCP on my last two visits and she acted like I was crazy. I even asked if it could be linked to taking Statins (I am on Pravastin and have used Lipitor and other cholesterol meds in my past). She didn't feel it was likely, but I am still suspicious. On the last visit, she suggested that I try to force my toes to go in the opposite direction of the cramp...........right, like that can happen! I have found that keeping my legs/feet warm, under blankets when sleeping help somewhat. I, also, try to 1-2 glasses of water within an hour of bedtime. The only way to release the spasms is to walk it off. Two nights ago I was up for 2 hours trying to relieve the cramping. I would just get it to release and it would start up again, it was so frustrating. After reading many of the comments listed here, it doesn't appear that a cause or treatment has really been determined. That's discouraging. I have been dealing with this for a couple of years now. I've noticed that age isn't necessarily a disadvantage. The only thing I haven't tried are some of supplements that have have been mentioned. That's my next step. Good luck to all.

Apr 18, 2016
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big toe spasm and night cramps
by: Anonymous

In February i wrote about the relief of my big toe spasm. I still swear by Baclofen at bedtime and mineral mix. I've since noticed that Mineral Mix comes in different forms and names. I've also noticed that i couldn't find it in conventional chemists, i only found it in Natural Remedy shops. the last one i bought was in liquid form. It's called ConcenTrace 72 Minerals and Trace Elements. They all work, just follow the instructions carefully.

Apr 13, 2016
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Big toe spasms upward - medication side effect?
by: Anonymous

I had the same issue. While there are other possible causes, for me the cause appeared to be Lipitor. Crestor had the same effect. Tricor caused other muscle spasms; I don't recall if it caused the toe spasm at this point.

How I figured it out: My doctor insisted that it had to be electrolyte imbalance, so I had to have blood drawn when a spasm was ongoing - which meant finding an urgent care facility that could draw blood in the middle of the night.

Once I'd proven that my electrolytes were fine, I stopped taking the medication for a few days until I was sure the spasms stopped, then I restarted the medication. The spasms returned within 1 - 3 days. I repeated this "test" 2 - 3 times just to be sure.

Good luck!

Mar 22, 2016
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toe pain
by: Anonymous

when i turn over the toe goes straigt up and is so painful, the ankle is painful and pain goes up the side of my leg. i can't straighten the foot out and i need to put my foot on the floor but, won't straighten out for a minute or so. a lot of pain around ankle.
use muscle cream, it might help usually pain goes away by it's self, but, any movement of ankle it come's back. my leg gets tight and i can't take much more. i'm 88yrs old have back pain-neuropathy in the foot. rotor syndrome in shoulder and knee problems.
have pain everywhere. only take tylenol for pain.
also on blood thinner.

Mar 16, 2016
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2/23/16 anonymous response
by: a

Where are you purchasing the life leader mineral mix? I tried to find it to no avail. Please help. Thanks all for your insight.

Feb 23, 2016
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THANK YOU
by: Anonymous

I didn't know this was so common. I'm trying all of the awesome recommendations starting with vitamins: Magnesium, Calcium, b12, etc.

Feb 23, 2016
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big toe spasm
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I had sleepless nights because of big toe spasm.I decided to get a second opinion because nothing was helping.
This doctor prescribed BACLOFEN 10mg at bedtime and MINERAL MIX POWDER (i am using LIFE LEADER POWDER one teaspoon dissolved in a glass of water at bedtime. i'm telling you i've been sleeping like a baby since i started the treatment. also my leg cramps have stopped.

Feb 22, 2016
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Magnesium defiency
by: Anonymous

Get magnesium supplement from health food store.over the counter ones are almost useless.

Jan 30, 2016
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big toe spasms
by: Anonymous

I just had this last night - not the first time either. I was sleeping and it woke me up. I could feel the tightening in my foot and toe - up the front of the foot and the toe was pointing straight up and it was extremely painful. I also get "charlie horses" in my calves occasionally mostly these pains happen in the winter when I am cold. I apply heat to the area where the spasm is - I use a hair dryer and blow the hot air on my toe, or foot or calf and massage at the same time - the toe immediately starts to go down and the pain and spasm stops. It works for me - I do drink a lot of water but don't take any medication at all not even vitamins. Seems to be happening more often lately. I am a 66 year old woman in pretty good health. Hope this helps some of you. I feel your pain and know how it feels when you feel that spasm coming on.

Dec 19, 2015
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Looking for Answers
by: Anonymous

Goodness, I did not realize how many suffer from the toe and ankle spasms. It happens at night when I'm in bed. My foot tends to tighten, then up comes the big toe that goesinto severe pain and radiates into my ankle. Then my whole foot bends and becomes rigid. Talk about pain! Last night I was ready to cut it off above my ankle it was so bad. Put ice pack over it, walked around, but it just wouldn't quit. When I thought it had subsided and went back to bed, if I just moved my foot the slightest bit, it came roaring back again. This went on until 3:00 a.m.

I've read so many comments with different suggest-
ions. Yesterday my PCP told me to stop taking Simvastatin. She had cut it in half six months ago but told me to stop taking it completely. I dread going to bed at night as the pain is intensifying and lasting longer. I do take potassium, glucosamine/chondroitin,vitamin B and D, plus Protegra(antioxidant),and fish oil.

Also there are comments from people who say it could be caused by back problems. I've had 4 surgeries on the L4/5 starting with lamenectom- ies, radiculopathies, and finally a fusion. At present I have impingements on L3/4 and one at the S1/2 on the opposite side.

Im now working with a Spine Management Dr. He just injected the left side with steroids and perhaps I'll end up with a Radio Frequency Ablation if the injection doesn't work. I'll ask him at my next appointment in January if my back problems could be the culprit causing the toe and ankle cramps. Thanks to all for your import. I had no idea this malady was so prevalent.

Dec 16, 2015
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big toe spasm
by: Anonymous

Last time i complained about my big toe curling up.Surprise! Surprise! At 5.00am today i was woken up by an excrutiating pain. For the first time my big toe and the one next to it were pointing downwards in a painful spasm. It's been always upwards all the time. I don't know what to think of this anymore.

Dec 15, 2015
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Unusual exercise causes spasm
by: Anonymous

I'm 71 and usually lead a sedentary lifestyle. Yesterday, I was late for an appointment and ran to get there in time. Also went to bed wearing tight sox. Woke with a painful cramp in which the tendon over the big toe, which runs to the ankle across the top of the foot, was stiff and enlarged. Could feet that it was about to pull the big toe upward. I stood up and leaned against the back of a chair, my aching foot turned a little to the right, alternately pushing it down and releasing it. After a few minutes the tendon relaxed back to normal. This has happened before after unusual exercise and when wearing tight shoes or sox. Drinking lots of water and taking a calcium, magnesium, zinc supplement before bed also helps.

Dec 09, 2015
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Calcium Relief
by: Anonymous

I started getting terrible cramps every night in my feet, toes and shins when I cut diary out of my diet. I took some calcium supplements and the cramps went away in a day or two. Then I resumed a small amount of diary and didn't need the calcium supplements any longer.

Oct 27, 2015
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Trigger lock of big toe
by: Dawn

My "trigger locked big toe" is excruciatingly painful!! Mine is partly due to a herniated lower back disc on the left side. Now I have slight drop foot and this locking toe thing. I end up having to massage the tendon on the back of my calf and the bottom of my foot at just the right spot, then try to slightly turn my foot inward. Last night was the worst attack yet. It took almost 10 minutes to release. Then it kept trying to lock again. I have searched the web for anything to do to help when the attach happens...but can't really find anything to make it stop. I drink plenty of water, walk every day and eat fairly well. Wish there was some kind of "cure" for this that did NOT involve surgery! Any suggestions on how to stop the pain/lock FAST????

Oct 24, 2015
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A very painful night....
by: Lisa

This has been new for me. The top of my right foot has been hurting for about 6 months...right behind my toes. Last night, I woke up with my right toes pointing straight up and very painful as I tried to get them down. I finally did after putting my left foot on top of my right toes. I fell back to sleep and then I woke up with my left toes doing the same thing! Bad night. I am going to try the vitamins and minerals. I am worried about going back to sleep tonight!!

Sep 23, 2015
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Try This for Big Toe Spasm
by: Mary Lou

Try Bio-Freeze - rub it on and toe will relax and go back down. Available at most drug counters and foot doctor offices. Tube lasts a long time.

Sep 02, 2015
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Big Toe standing straight up
by: Pam

I'm 57 years old and have had this happen to me many times. I've had it happen on my left foot and my right foot.I do not know why it happens. But I have my suspicions. If I don't drink enough water, which causes my lower back to bother me.It seems to create the conditions for it to happen. I can tell when it is about to happen. It mostly happens when I'm asleep. I feel this slight pain in the top of my foot. It'll usually wake me. I jump up and grab a shoe and put it on quickly. Then I wait for a little while. Like tonight, it happened. It's over now. I'm just sitting here at the computer with one shoe on my right foot. My toe is now relaxing.
It doesn't take too long for the bigtoe to relax. I never focus on the pain, as it's not too painful for me. The pain is more of a tightening, than it is painful. As I said,I've had this for years. The way I deal with this seems crazy, but I don't take any meds for it. I certainly won't have surgery for it. I just know not to skimp on my water anymore.

Aug 10, 2015
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Re: Please HELP!
by: Linda

Hi All !!!
What ya all are describing sounds very similar to what i'm experiencing. But a little different. Please help with any info ya can as it's driving me NUTS !!!
For about the last 6 months I have been experiencing cramps during the night before sleep & during. But it is not usually in the fatty part of the leg. It seems to happen more on my ankles. Feels like bone cramps as there is not a lot of meat around my ankles. Sometimes I have calf cramps too, but not as often as right on the ankle bone or on the side of feet. Last night it was so bad, my big toe actually bent down, not up. I couldn't straighten it out. My husband had to come in the bathroom & physically hold down my big toe so I could massage icy hot onto my ankle, side of foot & that toe. I am in Alabama where it is extremely hot right now. Any thoughts or help would be incredibly appreciated. Linda (48 years old & in good health).

Jun 25, 2015
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Toes curl up pain shoots upfoot to shin excrutiating
by: Anonymous

Happened last night. I have had cramps before or muscle spasms but this was horrendous. My toes curled up and I could see the muscle on top of my foot that goes up ankle to shin hard as a rock. Tried pushing toes down to floor but it only made it worse. All I could do was cry and scream in pain. I drink a gallon of water every day. The only thing I did different was I had blood drawn that day for some lab work. They took 3 vials. I dont think I drank as much water that day. I was very stressed that day as well. I also had not eaten for 24 hours prior to the bloodwork. I was a little nauseated that day too. It happened that night. Several times. It lasted about 3-5 minutes each episode. First my right foot and toes then my left started in. They stopped around 5 am and this morning bothfeet legs shin muscles are SORE. I am going to start my water again. Along with some Iodive magnesium and b12 potassiam. I hope that never happens again. I seriously would not wish that kind of pain on anyone.

May 24, 2015
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Big toe curl up, veins bulge
by: Anonymous

Wow! Freaked me out.. just laying in bed watching tv tonight and it kind of felt like my left foot was getting tight. When I pulled my foot out from covers my toe was straight up and I could not get it down. My daughter ran in and started rubbing my foot, It wasn't really painful just scary. after the massage helped my toe go back to normal I noticed the veins on that foot are more defined, bulging and my right foot is normal? I live in Hawaii and it's warm here, not cold. I saw some comments refer to cold.
I am only 51 and healthy.. All kinds of things ran thru my mind and I am really paranoid now..bloodclots?


May 01, 2015
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Big toes curling upward
by: Anonymous

I find that eating bananas help

Apr 07, 2015
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Big Toe Stands Straight Up
by: Anonymous

I'm 50 years old and two years ago my big toe started to cramp and stand straight up. I thought it had to do with my shin. Two nights ago it happened and I was rubbing blue emu on my shin and ankle. Found out that it has to do with the ankle. I have gone back to work and stand/walk on a cement floor for 8 hours. I think this has a lot to do with mine. After I start rubbing my ankle my toe went down and the pain went away.

Apr 04, 2015
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Big toe spasms
by: Anonymous

Hi all, I am 40 yr old woman, and I have turf toe due to an injury. Just wanted to give everyone some insight. That big joint by your big toe supports 90% of your wieght. Your big toe also has to move up and down with each step you take. I have been going to an orthopedic doctor, he is very knowledgeable and knows alllll about feet! So if anyone has reoccurring pain and or spasms at night(those are the worst!!) try to see an orthopedic dr. Pain is due to inflammation, whether an injury, overuse or arthritis. The seizing up and spasms is your body's way of trying to prevent pain. I am going in for a cortisone shot and have been fitted for special orthotics that help take some of the pressure off that joint. I do not know of anything pertaining to diesease or other factors, but a simple stubbing of your big toe can actually contribute to these pains. Hope everyone finds something that works for them!!

Apr 04, 2015
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Big toe raises up
by: Anonymous

My big toe will raise up and is painfull mine goes away if I put a small amount of salt on my tounge for a few seconds then I take a glass of water and drink it down my toe goes down and pain goes I think it is too much potasium in my diet and not enough salt I have given up bananas it is hard as most food is high in potasium

Apr 02, 2015
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Big toe standing straight up or to the outside.
by: Sam

I am 71 and first experienced this problem several years ago with my big toe suddenly standing straight up. There were also times when it went out sideways, toward the outside of my foot. Chelated magnesium, Vit B12, and Vit D may be helpful. Labs showed I was low in all three. Very little pain, but freaked me out. A neurologist has since said that it is a neurological issue, but no cure noted.
It is very freaky because it seems that it is impossible for your toe to move, first on its own, and second into a position that makes no sense!

Feb 09, 2015
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I have the very same problem and it is painful!
by: Anonymous

I experience the exact same problem and it is very painful. The only way to get my toe back down is to stand up and gently rock my foot. Sometimes, I have to do this several times because the toe pops back up and the pain returns. I think that it is somehow related to the lower back but not sure how. I hope that someone can please diagnose this. I have a high tolerance of pain, but this is a pain that I cannot ignore.

Feb 07, 2015
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big toe spasm
by: Anonymous

i had an operation on L5 and S1 for a pinched nerve which was unsuccessful. a year later i started having toe spasms on both feet. i've been taking different medication without help. my doctor ordered me B-CAL-DM twice a day.this is a combination of 500mg of elemental calcium, 400iu of vitamin D3 125mg of Modified Release Magnesium. i now get very few attacks and they are mild. i used to wake feeling like the bone under my toe is going to pop out, thanks to my husband who has been so patient with me.

Jan 24, 2015
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spasms in big toe
by: Anonymous

Sometimes at night I will have spasms in my big toe,i totally agree with the soap,my mom told me and I tried it it really really works,although I did'nt use ivory,i use dove.i place it in a sock,any size will do,I was really amazed.

Jan 03, 2015
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Quick relief from foot and lower leg cramps
by: Sherri

I have lots of sympathy for anyone with these cramps as I have been bothered with them for a long time. I didn't believe it until I tried it, but a bar of dry IVORY SOAP at the foot of your bed, under your sheet, helps. When I am not in bed and the cramps start, I rub a bar of Ivory soap directly on my calf, foot, tibia, wherever it is seizing up (alternately walking around), until the cramp calms down. This usually takes about 2-5 minutes to get rid of the cramp, depending upon the severity. I know this sounds nuts, but it REALLY DOES WORK. It's an "old wives" remedy a friend told me about ... and it's cheap to try out. After reading these posts, I think I'll try doing the Magnesium before bed thing and see if that helps. Thanks for all the good input, posters.

Dec 31, 2014
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I feel your pain....
by: Anonymous

I too am having this fun...last night both toes at once. I did some walking in the cold yesterday...20*s..and have lots of arthritis. I have found the best relief i get is the heating pad. It helps fairly quickly and relieves the anger in the muscles. Dead sleep to tears and pain..no thanks. I also use a sleepy type tea and add valerian to it. This helps with my spasms in general. Happy New Year!

Jul 23, 2014
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Epidural Steroid Shot
by: Anonymous

I had an epidural steroid shot and my legs cramp every night since. I have never had my toe cramp up and stand straight up in the air until after getting this shot. I think that's is the cause of it. Tell your mother to drink at least 6 bottles of water per day and take a muscle relaxer at bedtime every night. These Doctors keep wanting me to get more epidural steroid shots because of my bulging discs and other problems with my spine but I am not going to anymore. I don't need Leg and Toe cramps on top of my back pain!! No One Should!!!

Jul 23, 2014
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big toe cramps up
by: jerry

What I do is take a magnesium tablet of 250 mg 2 hours before bed time , that seems to help a lot

Jun 05, 2014
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Toe Spasms
by: Debra

I am so glad to have found this site. Been looking everywhere to understand what happened to me the other night. Excruciating pain on the top of my foot woke me up out of a dead sleep, followed by my big toe pointing upwards. When I tried to straighten my toe, the pain increased by 1000%. I just laid there and cried, and the pain dissipated in about 4 minutes. I never want to go thru that again! I am a 57 year old diabetic,and am on thyroid meds and HBP meds along with insulin.

Jul 08, 2013
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This is what works for me
by: Anonymous

I have the same toe/ front leg cramps and what works for me is this: I put my foot flat on the ground, lean over and push the toes down and hold them against the floor(I am usually crying at this point!), then gradually let go and stand straight up as you keep pressure downward with your leg pushing your foot into the floor. Then keeping the foot flat and continuing with the pressure downward, lean back stretching the ankle/leg. This seems to stretch the tendon which is pulling the toe up and then it releases. Good luck!

Jun 24, 2013
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big toe sticking up
by: Brenda Davies

I suffer with bad cramp day and night, I also have my big toe go upright, very painful and it feels as if I willbreak the bone if I try and force it down, the pain travels up my shin and sometimes my foot turns inwards also, again, very painful. This can last for the duration of the night each time I move my foot. The only thing that stops it is to put my feet in water as hot as I can bear, this in turn relaxes the muscles again. I was on quinine tablets each night for a few years but my G.P. has taken me off them due to them not being advised due to side affects. I am diet controlled diabetic and have spondylosis of the spine and cannot stretch my legs in bed as they go into spasms

May 19, 2013
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Big toe spasms
by: Chicao girl

what seems to help me is lots of water and a magnesium supplement

Nov 29, 2012
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Big toe
by: Anonymous

Usually early in the morning my left big toe will raise straight up. It does not cause pain but discomfort as well as to the top of my foot. I try putting my other foot on it to push it down but can't get comfortable enough to go back to sleep. The only way it will stop is to get out of bed. When I lift my foot the big toe pops back up but after a few minutes it is ok. I have asked orthopedic doctor about it but he doesn't have a reason for it.

Sep 02, 2012
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Big toe spasm
by: Anonymous

Check the condition known as Turf Toe

Aug 15, 2012
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big toe spasms
by: debbie

i have been getting big toe spasms and i asked my doctor about it she said that docs really dont know what causes the big toe spasms. she said to try stretching an hour before bed and she did mention drinking lots of water. which i am trying to do. they are very painful and i cant make the toe go down until it settles down on its own. my doc says not to force it down. i also bought some quinine tablets from puritan pride that im taking now. ill have to write in and let people know if it helps me. i also get a severe pain from my big to all the way up my leg to the inside of my thigh and that is sooo painfull i cry!!!!. i was surprised to find out from my doc that im not the only one that gets this and i find this site with alot of the same thing. WOW!!!!! debbie from cleveland ohio

Aug 13, 2011
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solution to big toe spasm
by: Heather

I occasionally get a muscle spasm that pulls my big toe upward and is VERY painful. The best and quickest solution is to grab the toe right away with both hands and gently but firmly push it down to the right place and hold for a few seconds. You can almost feel it 'click' into place. The cramp and pain goes away immediately.

Jul 06, 2011
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Where did it go?
by: Anonymous

My big toe spasms up at the most random times and it is extremely painful. The first couple of times were brief and mild pain. Then over time the pain was excruciating and long lived. I was only 14 when they started and had no medical problems. I had broken three toes on the same foot, but I don't believe that is associated with the spasms.Everytime this problem occured, my toe would freeze up and I would have to manually push my foot down with my hands to relieve the pain and spasm. I am now 15 and I rarely get them.

Nov 11, 2010
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toe spasm
by: Kip

whew, I am relaxing from the same scare that other have had. I sm not sure what initiated it... legs stretched out, relaxing watching TV and my feet started to cramp. I think both were cramping, but one foot stayed in cramp. Left toe was pointing up and back. I could not move it or put weight on the foot. It lasted about 7 minutes. I have no condition that I think initiated this.I do have plantar faceiatis, but it has long since been under control. I am hoping, as other have reported that it can be a one time episode. I will make sure I add magnisium to my diet tomorrow.

Jul 30, 2010
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Big Toe Spasm After Wearing Birkenstock
by: Anonymous

I am 47 and recently purchased birkenstock sandals. After the first wear, I developed a big toe spasm. The toe shot up and would not return to its normal position. Then the pain shot up the front of my foot up, ankle, and shin. I cried. I wondered if the positioning of the foot from wearing the Birkenstock caused it. Has anyone else has had this happen to them?

Dec 27, 2009
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Big Toe spasms, upward
by: 66 Female Diabetic

Thanks for the comment. Since August 09 of my last comment I have not had any problems. Especially since I have been fanatically about my water intake and have reduced my simistatin in half. This has been the third one I tried and stopped the previous two for leg cramping also, I think the foot was an extension of that also.

Dec 26, 2009
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Another suggestion
by: Pat

Good comments! My husband had a stroke 3 yrs ago & 2 cardiac stents inserted 2 weeks ago. He's had the 'up-toe' spasms occasionally but more-so and more painful lately. I just read an article in the Journal of Neuroscience (was a bit scientific for the casual reader), but what's been recently tried is Botox in a specific muscle. May be worth investigating~~beats surgery...

Aug 18, 2009
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follow up
by: 66 Female Diabetic

Not sure I agree with doctor, this condition was just that one time. Since I increased my water intake, feet in general are less painful and have not had another straight up toe episode. By the By, have spent over $785 on three sets of orthodics prescribed by foot doctors and after I developed hammer toes (which I never had) and painful areas on bottom of feet, I stopped wearing them and switched to using the Birkenstock inserts from a pair of shoes that I could not longer wear do to hammer toes. The toes and feet settled down after a year or so but the plantar on the bottom of the foot is still stiff. Yes stretching does help, but you have to do it faithfully.

Jul 30, 2009
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Big Toe spasms, upward
by: 66 Female Diabetic

Did drink lots of water the that day and next, with vitamins. Painful foot and toe is much much better. I believe the new diarutic is contributing to existing painful feet. I think that lost of minerals, etc, as well as lost of fluids, creates and exacerbates muscle sensitivity from the diabetis condition. Dehydration will cause this condition in the muscles by itself. Therefore, drink water, water water! Will let you know how this works, so far...if it were caused by the plantar tendons, toes would go straight out, not up. That is pulling from the top not bottom. Water, Water, Water!

Jul 30, 2009
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Big Toe Spasms II
by: Anonymous

I wrote in the May 16, 2009 article "Big Toe Spasm" in which I said that my big toe felt like it was being stretched to the max. I have since been told by a doctor that the cause of the spasm is plantar fasciitis. The way it was explained to me was that the tendons which run from the heel to the toes on the bottom side of the foot pull when stretched and this causes the pulling sensation, hence the agony in the toe. I was diagnosed with plantar faciitis three years ago by a foot doctor, so there may be truth to this. The only thing that helps is when hold the foot down and wait for the muscle to relax and the discomfort to subside. The spasms come out of nowhere and happen when I am lying down with my feet up. I heard stretching exercises help, so I am going to give that a try and will post on the results at a later time.

Jul 27, 2009
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Big Toe spasms, upward
by: 66 Female Diabetic

Spent the last few hours surfing the internet and finally found the exact description of a recent add to 'old age' problems. Early this am was the first time this has happened, could not believe I could not straighten or bend the toe down. Did massage the top of foot and up the front of lower leg and it finally passed. Yesterday was a very physical day in the yard, also have mild plantar facietis (sp), diabetic, low thyroid and high blood pressure, with diarutic amoung the meds. So today made sure to take vitamins (with minerals, etc) increase fluids, especially tonight. Hopefully this will not be a repeat night.

May 16, 2009
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Big Toe Spasms
by: Anonymous

I have the same thing happen to me. Comes out of no where. My big toe points straight up and it feels like as if it is being stretched to the max. It feels like my toe is being pulled off by extreme force. This is very painful, and usually lasts for a few minutes before I can straighten the toe out again.

Dec 15, 2008
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Diagnosing big toe spasms
by: Anonymous

I get big toe spasms where the toe bends backward and is very painful. I had a herniated disc at L5 and problem with my joints. I believe this is the cause and I have to be very careful how I lay in bed. The cold floor seems to bring the toe out of the spasm. I would use surgery as the last resort. I have back pain and numbness in my lower leg and foot, however I plan to keep going as long as I can avoid surgery.

Hi,
I am surprised the cold floor reduces the spasms, as cold usually initiates the spasm, that is why people suffer more from this type of condition in the winter then the summer.
In any event the only foot surgery you could contemplate would be either having the tendons cut or the toe fused, neither of which makes much sense to me.
This type of condition tends to be more of an annoyance then anything else.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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