A 30-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the cause of charley horse on the foot when people swim?

1 doctor answer
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 occur during swimming. Charley horses are more likely to occur when a person is dehydrated or deficient in certain electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, or magnesium.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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

Related questions:

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
muscle spasm: This is most commonly due to a muscle spasm which is most commonly unrelated to other causes and occurs sporadically but may be associated with recent ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibilities: Low potassium or magnesium: poor biomechanics, fatigue. Depends on when you get it. Symptoms at night in bed are often potassium or magnesium deficien ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Abrebaya
28 years experience Podiatry
Low potassmagnesium : Usually these are muscle spasms which have localized compression causing decreased arterial blood flow and build-up of lactic acid. These muscles can ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Muscle cramps: may be brought on by many conditions or activities. Here is a few: dehydration, medications side effects and medical conditions (arterial disease, kid ... Read More

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