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Is there any type of injury or condition that can cause your calf muscles to get charlie horses every time you try to walk or use them?

Please help I need answers!! Any ideas at all would be helpful

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It is very hot right now. You need to stay hydrated (lots of water). It also sounds like you also need more potassium....eat some bananas and leafy green veggies.

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Thanks! I'll try to drink more water. I went to the doctor though and he tested my potassium and it came back fine. Any other ideas?
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Mostly stay hydrated. Lots and lots of water.

Avoid any caffeine as it is a diuretic (draws water from your body and makes you pee a lot). Stay away from sugary drinks (no soda). NO ENERGY DRINKS - they are the worst thing you can drink anytime! Nothing beneficial in them at all. All they are is sugar and caffeine. Very very bad for your health. Avoid drinks like gatorade. They are designed for those who are playing football in 100 degree weather (it was actually invented for the Florida Gators football team).

Eating a banana a day will not hurt at all....and they are yummy!
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K thanks!! And that's an interesting fact about Gatorade that I did not know
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drinking lots of water can help

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Just stretch more. I had that problem during track and then I started to stretch more and that helped a lot :D

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stretch thoroughly everyday

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Calcium deficiency or dehydration. If you are growing it can be your muscles stretching out so you need to stretch them many times per day. Take a multivitamin, eat/drink more dairy,and drink a lot more water.

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dehydration can cause this yea you should stay hydrated. also potassium deficiency will cause cramping/charlie horses too. potassium should be between 3.5 and 5.1. it is a very little "normal" gap. calcium helps in the absorption of the potassium. if it is warm to touch it could be a blood clot especially if you have pain in it when it is in a dependent position such as sitting in a chair

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magnesium

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