Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. These spasms are marked by extremely uncomfortable muscle contractions. The muscles don’t relax for several seconds or more, and the pain can be severe. Charley horses are generally treatable at home, especially if they are infrequent. However, frequent muscle spasms are often linked to underlying health conditions that need medical treatment.
Is this topic for you? Nighttime leg cramps are different from another common
nighttime leg problem called restless legs syndrome. With restless legs syndrome
Aug 13, 2005 ... Night leg cramps, also called nocturnal leg cramps, are painful, involuntary
spasms, aching or contractions of muscles in your legs. In most ...
Aug 1, 2013 ... Leg cramps - also know as night cramps or Charley Horse - are painful spasms
that typically occur in the calf muscles. Leg cramps tend to jolt a ...
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Take a hot shower or bath to warm and relax the muscle When do I need to have leg cramps
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Jul 7, 2015 ... Cramps can be a real nightmare, especially when they wake you at night. Leg
cramps most commonly hit your calves and hamstrings, though ...
Nocturnal (night) leg cramps are cramps that happen commonly during the night
while you are sleeping. The contractions, most often in the calf muscles but also ...
I discovered that one of the causes of painful leg cramps is having low potassium.
... At night I can't sleep on my sides because it hurts so badly, and I also get ...
May 22, 2015 ... Nocturnal leg cramps are a relatively common complaint, but there is little
research on treatments.
Aug 15, 2012 ... Up to 60 percent of adults report that they have had nocturnal leg cramps. The
recurrent, painful tightening usually occurs in the calf muscles ...