Foot cramps charlie horse

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Avatar f tn Anyone hear of getting a Charlie horse in you're foot?
210400 tn?1325384170 I get them in my calves as well. I usually get them in the middle of the night and they wake me up. Just started this week. They are very sore today...felt like I ran a marathon. But I have been drinking more water lately....some days over 100oz. because of the BH, so I have no clue why I am getting them all of a sudden.
193988 tn?1215027483 2 days ago i woke up in the morning stretched and had what felt like the worse charlie horse ever in my calf!!! you could actually see my muscle convulse .. well 2 days later it still sore to walk on and hurts if i stretch.. Should i worry??? anyone else have this problem?
4093350 tn?1358099754 I woke up screaming! Charlie horse in my right calf. Scared the you know what out of my hubby! I had no idea what to do- I probably looked crazy! I was shaking my leg in the air and massaging it all while screaming! It only lasted probably a minute or less but felt like 5 minutes!! Its 3am and Im wide awake now... guess ill make a trip to the kitchen!!
12788993 tn?1427515659 A Charlie horse is when the muscle cramps up. It can be caused by a couple different vitamin shortages. Since your baby is taking all your nutrients, that's why they happen a lot during pregnancy, especially in your calves. Calcium, potassium, and magnesium are all ones I've heard that you need more of. Try eating bananas, it's supposed to help. Also, being dehydrated can cause it, so maybe try drinking more water.
Avatar n tn i decided to try the omega 3 prior to having the injections (in my neck) and found that after taking it 2 days, my nerve related symptoms were greatly diminished, and i have not had the charlie horse in the foot ever since except for a couple of days i forgot to take the omega 3 - then i was back in debilitating pain again until i restarted the omega. i have no idea why this stuff would help. i did end up having the epidural injection in the neck anyway and it wasn't as bad as i thought.
1532707 tn?1312159524 I have been having charlie horse pain in my calves at night as well. They come on when I plantarflex my ankles while sleeping, and are relieved almost instantly when I dorsiflex. I have residual soreness for a few days. I have to be so careful with my leg posture in the bed to keep them at bay. Do you think this is related to my MS, or is it just a temporary abnormal / normal thing?
Avatar f tn Ive been getting lots of foot cramps lately. The ones that feel like a charlie horse in the center of your foot. Anyways, how do I relieve them faster? Rolling on the floor and massaging my foot for 5 minutes doesn't seem to be working. Also, how can I prevent them from happening in the first place? Thank you!
1969780 tn?1325781633 Okay, don't holler that you tried this already, maybe you have but my grandma swears that one banana a day which I guess is the potassium you spoke of will cure charlie horses/muscle cramps. You have to stay at it, not just 3 banana's didn't work, do it everyday for a month and then see if your cramps have slowed to eventually none at all. As with alot of medicines you have to let it get into your system and keep it there. Try it, and hopefully you will be back to your old self in no time.
1388357 tn?1280193093 My rt calf constantly feels like it's going to Charlie horse cramp. Nothing helps it. I also have weird, random twitches and jerks in legs, feet, hands, arms, even torso and neck. Once in the ER, a few months ago, and twice by different pcps, I was noted to have rt side weakness. Oh, but I only have migraines or stress headaches per neurologist. Idiot!
Avatar f tn So All Day Today In My Left Foot I Fell Like Little Charlie Horse Cramps In My Foot Is That Normal ?
8727253 tn?1400198161 Ladies ... Does anyone know how to relieve leg crampss I had the WORST Charlie horse yesterday and my calf is so sore still but my legs are cramping and they just hurt so much :( what can I dooo .??
Avatar f tn I woke up this morning screaming and shaking cause I had a charlie horse soooooooooooooo bad. Well I know those can be common for lots of reasons, but being pregnant does so many things to you that I dunno if I should call the doctor or what.... What's weird is the pharmacy gave me new prenatals and I just started taking them last night. Maybe these new ones don't have as much of something in them. Should I be worried? Any of you other women have these? They suck.
Avatar f tn Recently I've been jumping out of bed with leg cramping & Charlie Horses is this normal & is there a cure? Any help would do...
Avatar f tn I am 37 weeks. For the last 3 days I have been experiencing Charlie horse like cramps on both legs, upper thighs/inner thighs. I thought maybe dehydration but it's consistent every night at the same time. What's going on?
5365989 tn?1394396390 I wake up everyday in serious pain from a Charlie horse. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening?
Avatar f tn Yes the Charlie Horse! I used to get the badly with my first. Like wake up screaming, bad! I have a tendency to point my toes while I'm asleep, lately I've been able to catch myself doing it and like cislunardreamer said, I flex my toes upward, stretching out my calves before it gets bad.
Avatar f tn I had the same issue, Charlie horse every night for weeks till I decided to finally mention if to my dr. He told he to take calcium pills which helped tremendously.
Avatar f tn I woke up to the most extreme cramp in my leg!! And somehow got a charlie horse in my foot!
Avatar n tn Dear Dr. Lupo, I've been suffering from foot spasms that last about 4 hours/night and extreme hair loss. These symptoms started following a Hypothryoid misdiagnosis and taking Levothyroxine 1 year ago; my TSH is now stable and within the normal range with negative antibodies. What could be causing the foot spasms (and hair loss) and what tests would you recommend?
721523 tn?1331585402 Keep stretching the muscles affected, and try ice on them - I hear it works well for spasticity, if that's what it is. If it felt like a charlie horse, then it probably was a spasm. I get those in my big toe, and in both calf muscles.
Avatar f tn I have been getting a lot of leg cramps . Not Charlie horse status but feel like it might be heading that way . Side effect? TX with peg RIBA and sovaldi. Any suggestions would be helpful .
Avatar m tn The various causes of foot cramps or tightening or painful contraction in the middle of foot are an over exerted foot poor foot circulation, lack of potassium, dehydration, pinched nerves due to electrical impulse from brain not reaching the muscles, alcohol or tobacco use, nutritional deficiency, etc. sciatica has been the previous culprit causing pain in back and thigh and leg cramps. This could be pinched nerve in the leg or foot.
Avatar f tn I am having reverse cramps in my right foot. I have been really suseptible to charlie horse type cramps in 2 different areas of my feet for years. Since last night, my foot cramp under the two littlest toes has been going off like crazy and when I try to pull my toes up to release the cramp, the other cramp under my big toes goes off. WTF am I supposed to do with that one???
Avatar f tn Two years ago, the problem started as what I thought was a severe charlie horse. That problem persisted and the muscles tightened to the point that my calf muscles both ripped. My legs were bruised from the knee down and I couldn't walk for several weeks. Once that problem healed, I didn't have any issues until this past month. The muscles started again with the charlie horse feeling and have been continually tightening ever since.
Avatar f tn I have had my share of leg and foot cramps but nothing compares to the pain caused by the inner thigh cramps. For several months I was having them twice a week. I was to the point that I feared going to bed. I tried everything but nothing worked. THEN someone told me about soaking in Epsom Salt. IT WORKS!!! I soak in a hot tub, half full of water,with 4 cups of Epsom salt, usually once a week. It has stopped the foot, calf, back of thigh,and inner thigh cramps.