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Doctor insights on: Intestine Charlie Horse

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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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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I have a charlie horse in my leg can't stand up?

I have a charlie horse in my leg can't stand up?

Could be: Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance increase sodium slightly and or potassium slightly on a regular basis should help. ...Read more

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I've had pain in gallbladder for years on and off, now when I sit up I get a charlie horse in gallbladder. What r the symptoms and risks of disease?

I've had pain in gallbladder for years on and off, now when I sit up I get a charlie horse in gallbladder. What r the symptoms and risks of disease?

Abdominal pain.: The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is right upper sided abdominal pain. That usually happens intermittently, often after eating greasy or fatty food. If these symptoms have been going on for a while, then you should have blood tests and an ultrasound of the gallbladder performed. I would see your primary care doctor further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was sitting, then went to get up and my left side oblique area hurt like a charlie horse suddenly. It hurts worse trying to straighten up and walk.

Muscle spasm: A charlie horse is a muscle spasm, and that sounds exactly like what happened. If it is severe, or unrelenting, you should have it checked out by your primary care doctor. In the mean time, ok to treat with ice, warm compresses, or combination. Can also use massage. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes a charlie horse and how can I prevent it?

What causes a charlie horse and how can I prevent it?

Minor injury: If you have a minor bruise, contusion or
strain in a muscle it will bleed into the
affected area.
This will lead to some swelling and discomfort
you may even get some black and blue and
other nice colors
i would recommend ice, nsaids and gentle stretching until your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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Charlie horse every time I walk? I have been eating healthier and walking for exercise. By the time I walk two blocks I'm in pain. What gives?

Charlie horse: Where exactly is this charlie horse? Pain in the shin/calf may be exertional compartment syndrome, but this is quite rare. Pain in the thigh or hamstring, or also in the leg, may be due to stiff/tight muscles. A good stretching program for the affected muscle group would help if that is the issue. And I have had some success with magnesium dietary supplements. ...Read more

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I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back. I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side?

I just coughed and it feels like a have a charlie horse in my back. I can't move at all and when I eat the pain worsens its on my left upper side?

Splinting cough pain: Your coughing might have caused a stitch in your back due to strain of the muscles between the ribs as well as in the back, or even a shift of ribs/neck/vertebrae. Lungs and other internal organs can send referred pain signals to your musculoskeletal system (viscerosomatic reflexes is the term). See your primary care provider to confirm it's not pneumonia etc; then see a do/md/pt to get moving. ...Read more

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What should I do for a really bad charlie horse in my leg? How can I prevent them?

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

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I have a had 2 sharp charlie horse pains in my right arm, what is the cause of this?

I have a had 2 sharp charlie horse pains in my right arm, what is the cause of this?

Need more details: Arm includes finger tips 2 shoulder, so u need 2 b specific about the location ; the muscle involved. Usually 1 gets these after performing a repeatedly hard task as piling wood or the like. Especially if not used to it or have not done 4 a while. Otc nsaids, rest, ; ice after the activity is beneficial. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

Muscle spasm: Yawning is causing some stretch or spasm of your neck muscles. Try to squeeze your neck muscles with one hand when you feel yawning and let's see if that helps. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a charlie horse in the front upper part of my left thigh and it just feels tense when I move at times. I'm 19 please help me?

Thigh pain: Assuming there has been no trauma, the area of charlie horse can be many things from a hernia to a strain. It is impossible to give a diagnosis on the internet without performing a full examination. Please be examined by your primary treating physician before disregarding the symptoms. ...Read more

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Feels like a Charlie horse at the top of my back near my neck everytime I try to bend my neck down im laying on a heating pad now but not helping?

Feels like a Charlie horse at the top of my back near my neck everytime I try to bend my neck down im laying on a heating pad now but not helping?

Try ice/cold paks: If there are no neurological symptoms like weakness or numbness, this is likely muscle spasm. If it would not interfere with your other medications and you have no allergy, you could try an over the counter antiinflammatory like ibuprofen/motrin/advil/alleve and cold paks. If it fails to improve over 24 hours or you develop weakness/numbness, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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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How come I get a charlie horse only at night?

How come I get a charlie horse only at night?

See below: Multiple reasons possibly dehydration, low potassium overuse. And more. Try stretching before you go to bed keep yourself well hydrated try a supplemental potassium such as a banana and consider taking an 8 ounce glass of tonic water at bedtime before you go to sleep, . ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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