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What is a Charlie horse?

What is a Charlie horse?

Hold your horses: Charlie horses are nothing more than muscle spasms. They can affect any muscle but generally involve the legs. These spasms can be caused by many different things. If they continue with any severity, I suggest you seek a professional to isolate the root cause. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

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Will a tens unit help with a charlie horse?

Will a tens unit help with a charlie horse?

No: Tens units are designed to help stimulate sensry nerves in areas of chronic pain weeks to years. There are other muscle stimulating devices available for acute muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Can you have a charlie horse on your inner thigh?

Can you have a charlie horse on your inner thigh?

Yes: " charley horses" can occur in almost all major muscle groups including the adductors (inner muscles) on your thigh .If your pain/ spasm persist despite rest/ nsaids then see your primary care physician ... Be certain that its a muscle 'cramp' and nothing more serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a charlie horse and how can I prevent it?

Minor injury: If you have a minor bruise, contusion or strain in a muscle it will bleed into the affected area. This will lead to some swelling and discomfort you may even get some black and blue and other nice colors i would recommend ice, nsaids and gentle stretching until your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What is a charlie horse? Can you get it in your tongue?

What is a charlie horse? Can you get it in your tongue?

Muscle tie: I have never heard of getting a charlie horse in the tongue. Tongue muscles exert force when extending the tongue outward. "sticking your tongue out" so to speak. Therefore highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Pain on left side under last few ribs feels kinda like Charlie horse what could it be?

Many things: Many things could manifest as this type of pain such as anxiety, infection, inflammation, stomach irritation etc. Does anything make it better or worse? What are the characteristics of the pain. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Charlie horse every time i walk? I have been eating healthier and walking for exercise. By the time i walk two blocks i'm in pain. What gives?

Charlie horse: Where exactly is this charlie horse? Pain in the shin/calf may be exertional compartment syndrome, but this is quite rare. Pain in the thigh or hamstring, or also in the leg, may be due to stiff/tight muscles. A good stretching program for the affected muscle group would help if that is the issue. And I have had some success with magnesium dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Charley Horse (Definition)

Charley horse is a sudden painful spasm and ...Read more