Every once in a while the big toe on my right foot spasms to the right where it wants to go underneath the toe next to it or it kind of locks itself in place so that I can't bend the toe or move it much at all. It's like having a charlie horse, but in only my toe and not my leg. This only lasts for a few minutes and is mild-medium pain. This seems to happen mostly when my feet are propped up above chest height, but has happened other times when at home (never at work where I stand most of the day).
Sometimes I go weeks without it happening, while other times I get it several days in a row. Nothing else unusual is happening in my body at this time or any other time and none of my other toes have this problem. Taking no medication of any kind. I'm 31 and both my parents have diabetes, but I have not been diagnosed with it yet (I'm quite thin, while they are both overweight). Family history of strokes and heart attacks, but not at early ages. I have had broken bones in my feet (stress fractures), but that was once in high school (13 years ago or so) and the other time was about 4 or 5 years ago.
Any ideas what is causing this? Any suggestions on how to ease the pain/end the spasm once it starts?
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