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

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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