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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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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Common causes for charley horses include overuse of a single muscle, insufficient blood flow to the muscle, nerve compression and inadequate stretching prior to exercise, according to Healthline. Other reasons include mu... More »

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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 d... 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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Possible causes of hand cramps include nerve damage, dehydration, overuse from physical activity, chronic kidney disease and vitamin D deficiency, according to MedlinePlus. Brain disorders can also cause cramping in hand... More »

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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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