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Charlie Horse In Ankle
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
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?
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?
Have charlie horse in my calf since morning, its night and won't go away, also sprained my ankle last month and have hip pain, diagnosis?
Magnesium: Drink 1 tsp (5gm) Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) in 6 oz of warm water, 2 x/d. Magnesium is the ultimate muscle relaxer. If diarrhea develops, decrease Epsom salt dose. ...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
Sprained ankle 7 mons ago still sparined sudden pain in calf like charlie horse entire leg numb all of a sudden Fell today couldn't get up for 45 mins?
YOU NEED TO....: See a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. You need formal treatment by a doctor. ...Read more
I wake up frequently with Charley horse, arch cramps, and even cramps that make my ankle go stiff. I take vit d and magnesium and it helps some...
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
Hmm: Do these spontaneously occur or from trauma? If you are having sudden tightness, redness, or pain from your calf or behind the knee, you may want to get checked for a blood clot. If it's from trauma or exercise, hydration and stretching with ice and possible antiinflammatory medication will help. ...Read more
See below: A charley horse or cramp usually develops due to a buildup of certain waste products of metabolism, in this case lactic acid. Ways to deal with this is to stretch, the muscle, massage the muscle towards the heart to clear out the lactic acid. This also happens in people who get dehydrated so be sure to drink enough fluids. ...Read more
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?
Exertion, 'lytes: Charley horse is another term for muscle cramp. It has many possible causes, and can often be caused by intense or prolonged muscle activity, as could occur during swimming. Charley horses are more likely to occur when a person is dehydrated or deficient in certain electrolytes such as potassium, calcium, or magnesium. ...Read more
I get a very sharp pain in my lower leg when I stretch. I believe its called "charlie horse" this happens too often. How can I help this?
Charlie Horse: A charlie horse is actually bleeding (a small blood clot) in your muscle due to excessive, forceful stretching in which a muscle gets pulled and tears a small blood vessel. The most common pain you get when you stretch is just from the stretching itself. As you try to move contracted muscle fibers further apart, they hurt for a while. That is the whole point of stretching to loosen them up. ...Read more