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How to get rid of cramps in my foot
By Amadala
On Sat Dec 17, 2011 08:17 PM

Sometimes, when I'm on pointe, i get really really bad cramps in my arches. i have 'banana' feet, and they are really strong. Does that have anything to do with the cramps? and how can i stop the cramping fast? LIke if I'm in an audition, how can i ease the cramp without taking my pointe shoe off and massaging it?

2 Replies to How to get rid of cramps in my foot

re: How to get rid of cramps in my foot
By KODancer94
On Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:36 PM
EAT BANANAS. They help :) Sometimes just walking around relaxes your foot and makes the cramp go away. And remember that your foot isn't going to relax unless YOU relax, so if you're at an audition, don't freak out...it won't help your foot.

Hope this helped a bit :)
re: How to get rid of cramps in my foot
By Morag4Dancing
On Wed Feb 29, 2012 03:32 PM
Welcome to the club, I know that feeling, en pointe or not, if I point my foot "the wrong way" (i.e. sickled or winged, especially when done inadvertently) or try too hard to get it just so, I get a cramp. I find that flexing the foot and trying again, concentrating on not overdoing things and keeping a nice straight line usually helps.

Apart from Bananas, Pineapples are a good source for magnesium too, which helps against muscle cramps.

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