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What home remedies prevent or stop a charley horse?

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Avoiding stress, exercising in extreme heat or cold and dehydration are possible preventative measures to avoid a muscle spasm, sometimes referred to as a charley horse, according to WebMD. Muscle spasms can also occur due to poor blood circulation, muscle fatigue, a magnesium or calcium deficiency, or malfunctioning nerves.

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Once the cause is determined, a charley horse is fairly easy to prevent states Healthline. Steps to prevent a charley horse include regular exercise, stretching before exercise, taking care to not exercise the same muscles several days in a row, staying hydrated and stretching before bed. Treatment also involves stretches, but ibuprofen can be taken if required.

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