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how can one prevent getting a charley horse in your calf muscles?

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Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 34 years experience
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, swelling of the muscle and then cutting off the blood supply to the muscle. Apply ice, never heat, to the area. Stretch the muscles. See a physical therapist.

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