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What causes a knot or a rolling muscle to form in your stomach by your rib cage. It hurts like a sharp pain or a charlie horse feeling in stomach?

What causes a knot or a rolling muscle to form in your stomach by your rib cage. It hurts like a sharp pain or a charlie horse feeling in stomach?

Spasm or cramp: Similar to muscle spasms in the back or elsewhere in the body--over use or over stretching can cause local injury to the muscle tissue and spasm. Often improves with gentle massage and/or local warm compresses to relax the muscle band. ...Read more

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Charley Horse (Definition)

A Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. These extremely painful contractions can occur in just about in muscle, though most commonly ...Read more


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What to do about charlie horse like pain in stomach immediately after ejaculation?

What to do about charlie horse like pain in stomach immediately after ejaculation?

Due to use during-: -sex. Massaging & stretching may help. Also some core strengthening may get the abdominal muscles in better condition. ...Read more

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Have reoccurring Charlie horse pain in abdomen and groin area?

Have reoccurring Charlie horse pain in abdomen and groin area?

Groin: Its an unusual area to have pain. I would see a family doc first and then maybe a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Today I bent over and got what felt like a Charlie horse in my upper right abdomen. I bent slightly backwards to stretch and felt a pop from the area?

Today I bent over and got what felt like a Charlie horse in my upper right abdomen. I bent slightly backwards to stretch and felt a pop from the area?

Maybe gas in gut but: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Is pain recurrent +/- & always in right upper quadrant? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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I keep getting Charlie horse type cramping and pain on the right side of my abdomen. What would cause that?

I keep getting Charlie horse type cramping and pain on the right side of my abdomen. What would cause that?

Gallbladder/spasm: I suggest immediate ER evaluation- mat be gallstones, inflammed gallblader or intestinal cramping- no matter what: GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER OR UC CLINIC ...Read more

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I keep getting charley horse type pain around my stomach and sides. They have me in tears and are becoming more frequent.

I keep getting charley horse type pain around my stomach and sides. They have me in tears and are becoming more frequent.

Be seen: If you are having that much pain, I certainly would be urgently seen and fully evaluated; there are multiple potential causes. ...Read more

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Charlie horse spasm in upper abdomen. It knocks the breathe out of me. I have to lay on the floor and massage it until the muscles loosen. What is it?

Deficiencies: Anxiety, back pain, difficulty breathing and muscle spasm can all be due to magnesium deficiency which is often present in winter with a need for vit d3 as well. Topical magnesium oil or a magnesium supplement like calms might help with 1, 000 to 10, 000 units of vit d3. Listen to your body and take what works. Avoid refined foods and sugar and improve over all health with good choices. ...Read more

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Charlie horse in legs today. Woke up in middle of night shooting pain above right hip and some pain in stomach?

Charlie horse in legs today. Woke up in middle of night shooting pain above right hip and some pain in stomach?

Muscle cramps: I assume these were muscular cramps which can be painful. Causes of scattered muscle cramps could be deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, potassium or sodium. If symptoms persist your physician can order appropriate tests to check for causes. ...Read more

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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

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What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins?

What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins?

Refer to answer: Treatment is rest, ice and stretch. Reduce your sport activity by 50 percent, and wait till your charlie horse goes away, then increase activity in a very graded fashion. Causes are sudden increase in activity, running, jogging, and marching. Main cause is sudden increase in size of muscle within a compartment that does not expand suddenly. ...Read more

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What would cause a charlie horse in your foot?

Muscle spasm: This is most commonly due to a muscle spasm which is most commonly unrelated to other causes and occurs sporadically but may be associated with recent muscle activity or electrolyte imbalances or conditions affecting the nervous system. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a charlie horse in your leg?

How do you get rid of a charlie horse in your leg?

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

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Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Post meniscus: Most patients experience some postop calf pain, spasm, cramping. Try gentle stretching or use of heat for 10 min. They typically resolve by the time u r walking normally, usually by 3-4 weeks after surgery ...Read more

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How do you stop getting "charlie horse" cramps when you are sleeping?

How do you stop getting "charlie horse" cramps when you are sleeping?

Sleep-related cramps: If you are getting them nightly then first and foremost you should speak to your pcp regarding checking your electrolytes as imbalances in your potassium, calcium, and/or magnesium levels can cause muscle cramps. If this is not the case then you could try taking a glass of tonic water (without gin or vodka preferably) at bedtime as the small amount of quinine in tonic water helps to prevent cramps. ...Read more

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When I cough, I feel like I'm having a Charlie Horse under my left rib cage. What could it be?

When I cough, I feel like I'm having a Charlie Horse under my left rib cage. What could it be?

It is: Likely you hurt your muscles between ribs, they shuld be sore. Try to stop the cough not only by suppresing it but check the source of it. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friends always talking about they have charlie horse what in the tarnatian is that?

Charlie Horse: When you exceed the endurance capabilities of a muscle, it locks up in order to protect itself from tearing. (otherwise, continued use would cause the tear.) this type of spasm or cramp is known as a charlie horse. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rest: If you have persistent muscle cramping 2 days after your exercise try moist heat and massage, possibly a lift in your shoe, and rest. If it continues see your physician.! ...Read more

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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! .

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! .

Muscle: A charley horse is a muscle usually which if sudden and cramping is present. While sciatica flairs it usually is constant with classic burning quality from the buttock down the back of leg to heel. The hamstring muscle will give you cramping. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Drink water: If it doesn't go away with hydration or there is swelling or injury to that legs he needs to be seen by a doctor today as this could be a sign of a serious condition called a dvt. ...Read more

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I have Back pain that feels like a Charlie horse with almost any movement at all it just locks up it's in my lower right side as well. What can stop?

I have Back pain that feels like a Charlie horse with almost any movement at all it just locks up it's in my lower right side as well. What can stop?

Acute back strain: Ice followed by massage with lubricant or any balm, followed by gentle back stretches to be done as often as possible every hour for 10 minutes until pain goes away. Avoid soft couch, weight lifting. Take Ibuprofen if not contraindicated. Sooner you break the spasm from time it occurred faster you get better. Don't be afraid, massage is painful use but very helpful to break spasm. ...Read more

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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?

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?

ER/UC: Although you might have torn your gastrocnemius muscle (calf), you must make sure that you did not inflame or rupture a vein, causing thrombophlebitis- please get examined and a venous and arterial ulteasound (doppler) of your lower leg. ...Read more

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When I stand up from sitting, or bending while sitting, I get a charlie horse feeling in my ovary area, and I can hardley move, like a twisting cramp?

When I stand up from sitting, or bending while sitting, I get a charlie horse feeling in my ovary area, and I can hardley move, like a twisting cramp?

Pain: If the pain feels like its about an inch below your skin, its more likely to be a abdominal wall or inguinal neuritis. Try a heating pad over the area and if it takes the edge off its not your ovaries. Muscle spasm also possible. If its a neuritis a trigger point injection will help. ...Read more

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How do you stop a charlie horse pain?

How do you stop a charlie horse pain?

Slow steady stretch: A charlie horse is really a localized muscle cramp. Cramps can occur from muscle fatigue, overall dehydration, or direct blunt trauma (thigh contusion/bruise). Simple slow muscle stretching is the quickest most expedient way to "self-treat" a charlie horse/cramp. ...Read more

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What is a charlie horse. How is it fixed?

Charley horse: A charley horse is a slang term for an acute muscle spasm. The treatment is to relax and try to gently stretch out the muscle. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more