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How do you get rid of a charlie horse in your leg?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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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.

In brief: 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.
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