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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Prevention-Magnesium: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, ma ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Charley horse: This is what my parents called the crampy pains the day after some heavy exertion/lifting. Drinking lots of water is a good idea to wash out any dama ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The soft tissue mass is probably a hematoma (soft tissue bleed). See your primary care doctor or an orthopedist and have the issue evaluated.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some times long: Time( few days), some times few minutes, it depends on the amount damage to the muscle for the charley horse some time minimum and some time there is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
Put your foot: At a 90 degree angle to your leg with moderate pressure until the cramp goes away. This won't stop, it from coming back again. Sometimes quinine is he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, muscle injury!: There can be some muscle damage after a bad muscle spasm, which will require 1-2 days to recover. Prevent these muscle spasms by taking magnesium on ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure it's a cramp?: Cramps at times can last for quite some time, not the cramp itself, but the soreness in the calf after a particularly strong one. If there is pain wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Massage it: And stretch it out.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrate: Short answer;get up and stretch the muscle.Better answer:prevent the problem-drink more fluids before exercise.Now the super secret:drink the juice fr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, m ... Read More
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