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What is causing these charley horses?
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
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In brief: Muscle Cramps
Muscle cramping (charley horse) can be caused by muscle overuse/fatigue and usually responds to stretching and massage.
Frequent muscle cramping may indicate imbalances in the levels of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and phosphate) in the blood, or poor circulation.

In brief: Muscle Cramps
Muscle cramping (charley horse) can be caused by muscle overuse/fatigue and usually responds to stretching and massage.
Frequent muscle cramping may indicate imbalances in the levels of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and phosphate) in the blood, or poor circulation.
Dr. Willa Terry
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
In brief: Muscle spasms
These muscle spasms in the calves can have many causes, including dehydration, hormonal imbalance, low level of potassium or calcium in the blood, or side effects of medication.

In brief: Muscle spasms
These muscle spasms in the calves can have many causes, including dehydration, hormonal imbalance, low level of potassium or calcium in the blood, or side effects of medication.
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