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Charley horse (or charlie horse) is a popular colloquial term in Canada and the United States for painful involuntary spasms or cramps in the leg muscles, typically lasting anywhere from a few seconds to about a day. It is less likely to refer to a bruise on an arm or leg and a bruising of the ... These muscle cramps can have many possible causes directly resulting from ...


Jun 16, 2016 ... Muscle spasms that cause charley horses while we sleep are ... on the tips of your toes for a few seconds at a time to stretch your calf muscles.


Nighttime (or nocturnal) leg cramps are usually sudden spasms,or tightening,of muscles ... ... A muscle cramp is also called a charley horse. Nighttime leg ...


For a charley horse in the calf or a cramp in the back of the thigh (hamstring), try this stretch: Put your weight on the ...


Aug 25, 2016 ... A muscle cramp in your calf muscle, known as a charley horse, may be caused by low levels of magnesium, potassium or calcium.


Oct 28, 2015 ... 7 causes and remedies for foot cramps and charley horses. ... Whether day or night, your foot and calf muscles can spasm or cramp. This can ...


Dec 12, 2016 ... Muscle cramps are very common and become increasingly frequent with age. The legs, feet, and calf (the classic charley horse) are especially ...


May 31, 2017 ... There are some ways to prevent them — and make your leg feel better.


May 1, 2015 ... Q: What causes a “charley horse” and how do I prevent one from occurring ... typically occurring in the calf (gastrocnemius), thigh (quadriceps), ...