arch cramping

i have flat feet and over the last 3 years it has become very painful. my big toes is constantly in the air (it will not align itself witht he other toes)with the tenton above the toe being very tight. I also have cramping in my arches. firstly the muscles in the arch with begin the spasm until they spasms become so strong that the foot cramps. whilst sitting you can see the entire arch do a type of dance as the muscles kick about. what is this???

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    Lately my foot has been cramping any time I try to cross my toes or even (as dumb as this sounds) when I try to rub a blanket between my toes. The cramp usually begins in my left foot right in the arch and causes my big toes to immediately point downward. The pain is so intense I can’t walk on it. I am afraid to bend it in any position because it feels as though my bones of my feet have crossed together and locked up my foot. Sometimes this can last a few seconds other nights it last maybe 5 minutes. The pain is just so unbearable. Lately, my foot has been feeling really tight and sometimes if I cross my toes or try to pick up something with my toes the cramp begins. Immediately, I straighten my foot and the cramp will go away. But I have to keep my foot flexed for several minutes before I get the nerve to relax it again. What can cause this sort of discomfort and pain? Is it a form of my muscle in my foot actually cramping? Or, dumb question, are my bones in my feet actually crossing a locking together? I do have an extra bone in my foot (so doctor’s refered to it as) in my left foot that caused me many problems when I was a child and I was told to wear arch supports. I stopped wearing them because the pain in my left foot no longer bothered me. Now that I have began playing volleyball, I have found that my foot does a lot of cramping. Is it a result of not wearing proper archsupports or proper shoes?


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