Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what is charley horse

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Exertion, 'lytes: Charley horse is another term for muscle cramp. It has many possible causes, and can often be caused by intense or prolonged muscle activity, as could ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Muscle Cramps: Muscle cramping (charley horse) can be caused by muscle overuse/fatigue and usually responds to stretching and massage. Frequent muscle cramping may ... Read More
2
2 thanks
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle spasms: These muscle spasms in the calves can have many causes, including dehydration, hormonal imbalance, low level of potassium or calcium in the blood, or ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
First: Avoid dehydration. Second, often low serum potassium is an issue. Eat bananas.
2
2 thanks
A 33-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
2
2 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably groin muscl: It's probably the adductor muscle group. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement fluids. Stretch the affected muscle group.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Exertion, 'lytes: Charley horse is another term for muscle cramp. It has many possible causes, and can often be caused by intense or prolonged muscle activity. Charley ... Read More
14
14 thanks
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle cramp: Seconds.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
1, 2, 3: Massage it. Warm it. Walk it off. If cramps are frequent, then try calcium magnesium tablets. If you have weakness, sensory loss or circulatory change ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Massage it: And stretch.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Cramp: Stretch, ice, hydrate.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month