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How to get rid of a charley horse in my calf

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 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Massage it: And stretch it out.
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cramp: Hydration. Electrolyte replenishment. Ice pack. Stretching. Especially if repetitive or common.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: A charley horse or cramp usually develops due to a buildup of certain waste products of metabolism, in this case lactic acid. Ways to deal with this i ... Read More
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stretch: When you have a charley horse, stretch it out. This should help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Gin and tonic : If you are bothered by charlie horses, take a gin and tonic before going to bed. Alcohol dilates blood vessels and quinine water (tonic water) is one ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Massage: And stretch them, if they persist make sure you are not dehydrated, have no magnesium or potassium defiinncies and i'd taking any meds for cholesterol ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
33 years experience Podiatry
Stretching: A "charley horse" in my terminology would be a cramp in the muscle. It can caused by a muscle inbalance of leg muscles in front vs back of the leg, sw ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
Water, vitamins: Charlie horses, or cramps, can occur when you are dehydrated or if your electrolytes levels are off. Sometimes they occur as a result of heavy exercis ... Read More
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