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Can a charlie horse cause a tear in ligament or muscle

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 37 years experience
Muscle crsmp: Best treatment is a gradual stretching program.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes it could: But it is not very common. Relief is usually given by either massaging or stretching the foot, ankle or knee in the opposite direction of the spasm. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Cramping, especially the calf, is common. Med for high cholesterol, some blood pressure medications or low volume may trigger cramping. Magnesium supp... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 18 years experience
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
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Gastroc muscle: You likely strained your calf or gatronemius muscle. Typically, relative rest and course of NSAID should help this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Take it easy.: You may want to give your muscles a break for a bit.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
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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