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calf pain after charley horse

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Cramp: A charlie horse is a cramp and pain can be sharp, dull, piercing, or feel like you have injured yourself. The cramping can occur in the muscle and pa ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It certainly could be a clot. You need to be seen.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Hard : Hard to say without seeing it, but one concern I have is phlebitis, an inflamed clot inside a vein, which can cause pain and swelling and the feeling ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Pain could be due to different reasons. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine th ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Rub it: Rubbing can help. If it's recurrent, you could have a mineral or vitamin deficiency. Recommend an evaluation for magnesium, potassium, vitamin d, b12, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly.: If the muscle tissue there tears, it can bleed under the skin, and then eventually bruise. It should clear itself up in a couple of weeks.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
It's a muscle spasm: It's a muscle spasm.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretches: Generally a charley horse refers to a bad cramp. Usually these are short-lived and will resolve spontaneously. If they are recurrent or persistent, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Phlebitis or Bust.: Best not to worry whether or not it's a charley horse or not. Be concerned if it is a blood clot. It's a perfect location and the symptoms match. You ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: If you have had fasciitis and are compensating enough to strain your calf, a Charley horse can occur. A Doppler can help to rule out a blood clot. See ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Magnesium!: Magnesium helps prevent muscle spasm. It is over the counter and should be taken daily.
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