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Charlie Horse In Ankle
My mom had very bad cramps in her ankle during sleeping. Similar to a charlie horse. She woke up & her ankle was red &a little swollen. What is wrong?
3 days ago had a charlie horse in my calf and ankle and still have mild pain not swallow.could it be a blood clot?
It could or it : Could be a Charlie horse. Since one can kill you, I would advise having it checked out. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Sharp pain/cramps in entire leg sometimes. Not a Charlie horse, I usually wake up with it. Similar to growing pains, occurs near ankle up to thigh
Have charlie horse in my calf since morning, its night and wont go away, also sprained my ankle last month and have hip pain, diagnosis?
My foot often gets a paralyzing charley-horse if I am kneeling with my foot straight out from my ankle. It will last up to an hour. Very painful! why?
Could be clot: If charley horse is associating with swelling i would be very concerned about deep venous thrombosis which is highly dangerous and can travel to lungs and cause pulmonary embolism, can be life theretening. Diagnosed with venous ultrasound of leg and treated with blood thinner. Highly recommend to get checked out. ...Read more
Charlie Horse: Muscle cramps in leg or foot muscles at night usually result from strenuous exercising, hormonal changes, low calcium or potassium, medications, neuropathy or pregnancy. Relief can be obtained thru stretching or massaging the foot, ankle or knee in opposite direction of the spasm, and eating fruits & vegetables rich in potassium such as bananas. ...Read more
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