A 21-year-old member asked:
what is causing these charley horses?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Willa Terry answered
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 indicate imbalances in the levels of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and phosphate) in the blood, or poor circulation.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Jackie Lam answered
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 side effects of medication.
Answered on Jun 27, 2013
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