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What is causing these charley horses?

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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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.
Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Probably groin muscl: It's probably the adductor muscle group. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement fluids. Stretch the affected muscle group.

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