HI and WELCOME......I seem to do that as well. Just a short while ago here in my carpeted living room I went to turn and take a step and my right foot grabbed the floor and I almost went down. I am definitely calling my neurologist and checking in on what I can do. Check out those sites above. I am going to check into prices of those gadgets that you put on your leg below you your knee. It sends some kind of message to your foot to pick up. Sounds like a great idea. I will put up a "POST" and tell what I find out. Attention: I have MS and it is not what you are speaking of but, I feel that I have foot drop, too.
Those cramps at night are a real pain, and the magnesium might indeed help. Here are a couple of links to info on possible causes and treatments for night leg cramps, including stretching before bedtime, making sure you stay hydrated, and possible medication options.
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