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can a charlie horse cause a tear in ligament or muscle

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Muscle crsmp: Best treatment is a gradual stretching program.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Spasm or cramp: Similar to muscle spasms in the back or elsewhere in the body--over use or over stretching can cause local injury to the muscle tissue and spasm. Ofte ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience in General Surgery
Many causes: if nothing changed in daily life- no new work outs, not pregnant- then often it is mineral shortage. Get some calcium, potassium in a system. Get mu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Gastroc muscle: You likely strained your calf or gatronemius muscle. Typically, relative rest and course of NSAID should help this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Sore muscles, muscle spasm are common in people who clench or grind their teeth. This can also happen from trauma. Your dentist can help you with th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: A charley horse is an involuntary muscle contraction which is prolonged. If the spasm is strong enough and starts abruptly enough, tendons can be dama ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience in Neurosurgery
Take it easy.: You may want to give your muscles a break for a bit.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Charlie horse is a non-specific lay term for muscle spasm and it can affect calf muscles. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medline ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Length of recovery has some to do with your age and baseline level of fitness. For example a teenager will recover much faster than an elderly sedenta ... Read More
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