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Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle? What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle?  What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Yes it could: But it is not very common. Relief is usually given by either massaging or stretching the foot, ankle or knee in the opposite direction of the spasm. Sport medicine advice suggests that dietary deficiency of potassium, found richly in bananas and many vegetables, is a common cause of these spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Charley Horse (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for a charley horse?

What is the treatment for a charley horse?

Hydrate.Electrolytes: Charley horse is another term for a cramp. This is something that often occurs due to prolonged or strenuous exertion, especially of one muscle repeatedly. Once a charley horse occurs, massage or stretching of the area may be helpful. It is important to stay well-hydrated and maintain normal electrolyte levels to prevent cramps. ...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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What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins ?

What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins

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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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How do I cure charley horse?

How do I cure charley horse?

First: Avoid dehydration. Second, often low serum potassium is an issue. Eat bananas. ...Read more

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My muscle still hurts 3 days after a charley horse. Isn't that a long time?

My muscle still hurts 3 days after a charley horse. Isn't that a long time?

Yes: Length of recovery has some to do with your age and baseline level of fitness. For example a teenager will recover much faster than an elderly sedentary person. But if your symptoms are severe it may mean it is not just a charley horse. Perhaps you have a small partial tear in your muscle. You should see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I got a charley horse on my leg like 2 days ago shouldn't it have gone away right after i stretched?

I got a charley horse on my leg like 2 days ago shouldn't it have gone away right after i stretched?

Sure it's a cramp?: Cramps at times can last for quite some time, not the cramp itself, but the soreness in the calf after a particularly strong one. If there is pain without the cramping, it could possibly be a blood clot or at times a baker's cyst that ruptured behind the knee, with the fluid migrating down into the calf area. ...Read more

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What would cause charley horse pain on both sides in ribs?

Not enough info!: How long have you had this? Have you overexerted? Do you have cough or cold symptoms? Are you short of breath? If you have pain with every breath, get seen now. Otherwise ask again with a little more detail. There is a 150 character limit so keep it short but complete. ...Read more