A charley horse, or cramp in the muscle, is caused by a muscle spasm, according to WebMD. These spasms are involuntary contractions of a muscle, and they are most commonly experienced in the calves and feet. More »

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The painful condition commonly called a charley horse is the result of a muscle spasm that uncontrollably forces a muscle into contraction without allowing it to relax, according to the University of Maryland Medical Cen... More »

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Pain and tightness in the calf muscles may be caused by muscle fatigue, dehydration, heat or muscle cramps commonly known as a "charley horse," according to WebMD. A person may also experience pain in the calf muscles wh... More »

Exercising, overuse of muscle, pregnancy, blood flow issues and dehydration can all lead to charley horses, or muscle cramps, states WebMD. Potassium and calcium deficiencies can also cause these muscle cramps. More »

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Some remedies for cramps in the legs and feet are stretching the muscle, flexing the foot, taking a warm bath, applying ice to the cramp and pulling the toes upward, says WebMD. Standing on the cramped leg and massaging ... More »

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To prevent nighttime calf cramps, stretch every day before bedtime, drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, recommends WebMD. If these methods do not work, over-the-co... More »

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The causes of a charley horse include muscle injury, dehydration, insufficient blood supply to the muscle and neck muscle stress, notes Healthline. Low blood potassium due to use of hypertension diuretics, and low levels... More »

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