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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
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.
Dr. Jackie Lam
Dr. Jackie Lam
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