A 21-year-old member asked:
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what is causing these charley horses?

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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 indicate imbalances in the levels of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and phosphate) in the blood, or poor circulation.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
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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 side effects of medication.
Answered on Jun 27, 2013
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hmmm: Tough question. Several theories. Lack of movement can sometimes contribute. It also maybe related to calcium and magnesium imbalances. Make sure ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Muscle cramps: A buildup of Lactic Acid causes the muscle to cramp.
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Many reasons: muscle fatigue, circulation problems, dehydration, potassium deficiency are a few reasons. See your physician.
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.
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