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How do I get rid of a charlie horse?

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

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Charley Horse (Definition)

Charley horse is a sudden painful spasm and ...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 do you get rid of a charlie horse in your legs, what causes these I have had them for two nites now. Been trying to walk them out.

How do you get rid of a charlie horse in your legs,  what causes these I have had them for two nites now.  Been trying to walk them out.

Stretching: Cramps at night are not uncommon. You should consider stretching your muscle groups prior to bed time. In addition you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Low potassium may also be an issue. Try eating a banana once a day to increase your potassium level. ...Read more

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How to get rid of charlie horses and pain calls by one

How to get rid of charlie horses and pain calls by one

Massage, : Massage, ice, rest may all help. But be sure it is just stretch and local injury! by good history and exam. ...Read more

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Can icy hot help get rid of a charlie horse?

Can icy hot help get rid of a charlie horse?

It: may make it feel better but it will not get rid of it. Stretch massage and rest should help it go away. If not getting better physical therapy can help with different treatments ...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 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 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 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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Can more bananas get rid of charlie horse cramps?

Can more bananas get rid of charlie horse cramps?

Dehydration issue: Eating a banana is to replace your potassium levels. Low potassium may be one cause for muscle cramping or "charlie horse." most often, dehydration can be the culprit. Drink a glass of water along with the banana. If you have a fever or severe pain, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more