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Cause Of Charlie Horse In Calf While Sleeping
I have had charlie horse-like pains in my right knee that radiates down the leg. It always seems to happen when I lie down to go to sleep. Any advice?
Maybe internal knee:
Is your knee otherwise fine? Sometimes inflammation inside the knee can be triggered by changes in position when lying down, and start hurting. Any 'radiating' pain also suggests nerve compression as a source. Try more stretching, but if continues, consult with your PCP. Good luck. ...Read more
Heard a loud pop and then felt immediate, sharp stabbing pain in my calf. What could cause this? I also had a charlie horse in same calf yesterday
Muscle tear: It may be a calf muscle tear. This painful injury typically occurs during activities that require sudden changes in direction like tennis. A pop may be heard, and there will be some swelling and bruising. Please have this properly evaluated. ...Read more
Difficult to say: If you have had a long-standing problem w/calf pain or 'charley-horses' I would see your physician for evaluation. In the differential DX would be a chronic gastoc. Strain, a 'leaking' bakers' cyst and even a dvt (blood clot).Best bet is to come in and see your orthopedic surgeon for evvaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Had a Charlie horse 2 weeks ago and I still have bad pain in my calf. Can't even cross my legs, causes pain when doing so. What could it be?
Go to ER: Rule out a clot this is a medical emergency until proven otherwise. ...Read more
I'm pregnant. At night I'm awakened by painful Charlie horse on my calf after yawning. It's very painful. Causes? Treatment?
Rule out DVT: I'm glad you mention that because you need to go in and have it checked out. You may have a muscle strain but the most important thing to rule out is deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. DVT is a very dangerous condition if not diagnosed and treated promptly. The diagnosis is confirmed by using a doppler machine to look at the veins in your calf. I recommend you do this right away please. Good luck. ...Read more
I found a soft lump on my calf and it causes a Charley horse like pain when I walk! It's been about a week and a half since it started?
MD exam needed: An MD needs to examine you to determine what the mass is ...Read more
While sleeping I get painful Charlie horse when I yawn. It wakes me up because of the pain and feels like a ball. Cause?
Muscle spasams: Can be related to low magnesium. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and consider seeing a nutritionist about magnesium or other supplements. Peace and good health. If you are talking about pain in your jaw a dentist would be a good person to see for possible TMJ. ...Read more
What is the problem when you have to sleep straight at night because anyover will cause a charlie horse?
What is the cause of a Charlie horse in my sleep that wakes me up with a lot of pain in my ankle and I feel like it is paralyzed. I can't even move it?
Would low potassium cause more than just a cramp/charlie horse in one leg? On nexoum for 8 days and on lisinopril 10mg n hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5. Should I worry?
Get potassium measur: Low potassium doesn't cause muscle cramps - it can cause tetany and, in extremely low levels, it can cause muscle weakness (called "periodic paralysis"). I suggest you have your potassium measured and then supplement it if it's low. Low potassium is a common cause of cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more
What causes a charley horse? I got one in each leg this morning and can barely walk now! Muscles are very sore.
I've been using Vuse vape pen...foot tingling sending tingles up leg into hip causing charley horse is this being cause by nicotine use?
I walked d.L. For 2 days and now have a consistant charlie horse in my r calf. Ate bananas took mus. Relxrs. What else can I do to stop this?
Is it possible to get what feels like a charlie horse in the sciatic nerve? Goes from my butt all the way to my calf&lasts about 5 minutes! Ouch! .
Bf woke up w/ bad charlie horse pain in calf. His leg was really stiff & still won't relax completely. He has had 2 "attacks" this am. What to do?
I was running when I got a charlie horse in my calf next day and continuing week every time I was running it would start to throb bad but calm at rest?
Stepped out of my van felt a pop in my calf now hurts like charlie horse pain is intense only when put pressure on it?
Tear of calf muscle: This is most likely a partial tear of your calf muscle (the gastrocnenius) -- initial treatment would involve rest, ice and antiinflammatory medicine along with gentle stretching of the calf -- this type of injury sometimes benefits from physical therapy as well -- if pain does not improve, it would be wise to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Low calcium: This can be many things, but low calcium intake and/or low but D is most common in girls your age. If you are very active physically, it can be due to muscle fatigue, or sitting in a way that cuts off blood flow to your lower legs. Obesity when extreme can cause cramping, but almost always because of compressive issues. Start taking a calcium/ vitamin D chew daily, see your GP for a checkup ASAP ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain when I wake up with a Charlie horse in my calf? I don't know how to stop it from cramping.
I had one saturday night in the middle of the night in my calf. It still hurts and I feel it twitching often. How can I get this charlie horse to go away?
Can you tell me when having sex and I am about to orgasm, why do I get a really intense charlie horse in my calf?
Muscle spasm: Most likely from the work you are doing during sex. Sex is hard work but usually pays off with much pleasure. However, you may be favoring one leg or the other as you work during sex, and have a muscle spasm. Could be electrolytes low such as sodium or potassium. Try taking a multi-vitamin every day, keep yourself hydrated well, and try to keep up good nutrition. ...Read more
Squatted down holding 25 lbs felt cramp in calf now feels like charlie horse happen about 9 hrs ago only getting worse pain radiating up leg now?
Most likely muscle: Pull or tear. However, one of the worrisome things about injuring your calf, when the pain keeps getting worse and worse, is that it could be compartment syndrome. If the calf feels very tight, pale, loose pulses in feet, then get to a doctor. Other possibility is that you herniated a disc and caused a radiculopathy or irritation a nerve from your back. Will also need to see a physician for this. ...Read more
Cramp: A charlie horse is a cramp and pain can be sharp, dull, piercing, or feel like you have injured yourself. The cramping can occur in the muscle and pain can occur on the skin in the bone, tendons or legiments. ...Read more
Possibly.: If the muscle tissue there tears, it can bleed under the skin, and then eventually bruise. It should clear itself up in a couple of weeks. ...Read more