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How to get rid of a charley horse in my calf?

How to get rid of a charley horse in my calf?

Rub it: Rubbing can help. If it's recurrent, you could have a mineral or vitamin deficiency. Recommend an evaluation for magnesium, potassium, vitamin d, b12, folate and iron levels including ferritin and %iron saturation. ...Read more

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Charley Horse (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to get rid of a charley horse in your leg?

What is the best way to get rid of a charley horse in your leg?

Hydrate: Short answer;get up and stretch the muscle.Better answer:prevent the problem-drink more fluids before exercise.Now the super secret:drink the juice from claussin pickles-as a sports physician dealing with athletes i've found this to be very helpful.Don't tell everyone-our edge will be forever ruined. ...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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How to get rid of a charley horse in your thigh?

Prevention-Magnesium: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium maleate or magnesium taurate to relieve this problem. Do not waste your time with other forms of magnesium. These are available over the counter. If you take too much magnesium, you will get diarrhea. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of a charley horse quick?

Stretch: When you have a charley horse, stretch it out. This should help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of charley horse pain?

Gin and tonic : If you are bothered by charlie horses, take a gin and tonic before going to bed. Alcohol dilates blood vessels and quinine water (tonic water) is one of the oldest cramp medicines known to man. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a painful charley horse?

How do I get rid of a painful charley horse?

Massage: And stretch them, if they persist make sure you are not dehydrated, have no magnesium or potassium defiinncies and i'd taking any meds for cholesterol to speak to your doc. ...Read more

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How can one prevent getting a charley horse in your calf muscles?

How can one prevent getting a charley horse in your calf muscles?

Stretching: A "charley horse" in my terminology would be a cramp in the muscle. It can caused by a muscle inbalance of leg muscles in front vs back of the leg, swelling of the muscle and then cutting off the blood supply to the muscle. Apply ice, never heat, to the area. Stretch the muscles. See a physical therapist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a charlie horse?

Water, vitamins: Charlie horses, or cramps, can occur when you are dehydrated or if your electrolytes levels are off. Sometimes they occur as a result of heavy exercise and fatigue. Try drinking water and taking a multivitamin to help out. See a doctor if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more