It happens to me when I'm kneeling down with the weight on the balls of my feet, or driving. My second and third toes suddenly stick out in strange directions and then the muscles stiffen up and it hurts. It's not unbearable pain but I usually have to stop whatever I'm doing and walk around on the balls of my feet to flatten and stretch my toes. The toes will go back to normal when I stretch, but as soon as I stop, they spring back into those weird diagonal directions. I usually have to walk and teo stretch for a couple minutes to make it go away. Is that what you mean? I had them when I was visiting a relative. She had them too and the doctor gave her potassium. She gave me one of her potassium supplements and that took care of it.
Originally Posted by 2ndChance
If you don't want to keep bananas in the kitchen, buy a bottle of potassium pills and take one every few days, or when you get the cramps. It won't stop the cramps instantly, but it prevents them from coming back.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.