Dehydration is Most Common Cause of Toe Cramps: MD Podiatrist

According to podiatrist Dan Michaels, DPM, what’s happening in the body when someone gets a toe cramp depends on the exact cause. That’s why it’s so important to determine the root issue. One super common reason for toe cramps according to Dr. Michaels is dehydration. Simply put, not drinking enough water prevents muscles from functioning properly. Dehydration can cause muscles to malfunction, resulting in spasms. The fix here is pretty straightforward. “Staying hydrated helps prevent dehydration and will keep electrolytes balanced and maintain water content in your muscles,” Dr. Michaels says.
But he adds that overhydration or certain medical conditions can also lead to an electrolyte imbalance, which can also result in toe cramps. A good water goal to aim for is eight, 8-ounce glasses of water today, increasing the amount the more active you are.