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constant charlie horse in calf

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
25 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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Daly
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Calf pain: Possibly but it doesn't sound typical for pain associated with a dvt. There is usually some swelling and/or redness as well with dvt. It sounds lik ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: This is a very painful but common condition.I suspect you have a discogenic compression on a spinal nerve.I recommend gentle stretching in the hot sho ... Read More
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
25 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: You may be suffering from a condition called sciatica. This is caused by aggravation of the sciatic nerve, which is a collection of nerves coming out ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No: Cramping or charlie horses in the calf are generally not part of restless leg syndrome. I would recommend that you see your doctor for further workup ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult to say: If you have had a long-standing problem w/calf pain or 'charley-horses' i would see your physician for evaluation.In the differential DX would be a c ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Magoline
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tear of calf muscle: This is most likely a partial tear of your calf muscle (the gastrocnenius) -- initial treatment would involve rest, ice and antiinflammatory medicine ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
@ any point: Especially if long term problem. Also if U R working out & not replacing Ur H2O & electrolytes. @ Ur age i would do so now. More so if interfe ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
It's a muscle spasm: It's a muscle spasm.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 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
44 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

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