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What is the best treatment for a Charley Horse and how did it get that name?

Updated on October 8, 2016

CHARLEY HORSE

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GUARENTEED TO STOP "CHARLIE"S:

If we are talking about Charlie Horses when you are pregnant, or even if your NOT pregnant, I can give you a GUARENTEED way to stop them INSTANTLY!

If you have a "charlie" in the calf of your leg, or in your foot, place the bottom of your foot FLAT on a cold window, or wall... It sounds crazy, I know, but it WORKS! It takes the pain away INSTANTLY!

When I was pregnant, I got "charley's" ALL the time... My mother, who heard it from HER mother, and so-on, and so-forth, gave me this unforgettable advice, which I am now, passing onto YOU!

A Charlie Horse, also known as a "dead leg", is a bruise on your quadricepts muscle of the thigh, also a muscle cramp in the leg or foot is called a "Charley Horse".

The most common cause being over-working your muscles, also, a lack of potassium, or calcium in your blood.

 

Etymology of the "Charlie Horse"

It is said that maybe the term "Charlie Horse" came from a baseball player by the name of "Charlie "Old Hoss" Radbourn" who is sad to have suffered from cramps. Also, another story, is about a horse named Charley that used to work at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox's ballpark.

Which do you prefer?

Which story do YOU prefer?

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      Adelie 2 years ago

      You know what, I'm very much innciled to agree.

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      The "Foot on the wall" really does work!

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      GOOD IDEA! Yes, the first thing my doctor told me was to get plenty of potassium, and CALCIUM, also. Especially in us women- after a certain age, we should take a daily vitamin such as centrum. I am 31, and I feel I should start taking them now...

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      Good hub and I will certainly try it as I often wake up with one. You mentioned the lack of potassium which makes me really wonder, because I was once so low on that, that I had a mild heart attack. Think I'll go eat a banana.

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      If you are laying down, it is much easier! lol

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      And here I thought it was because she answered my hub request. LOL

      Thanks for the info MamaDragonfly. My husband actually said that you can pull your bottom lip and it will stop. I haven't tried that yet.

      I'm not sure I could get to a cold window or wall in the middle of a charley horse.

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      I actually used to get really bad charlies when I was pregnant... lol... No one MADE me do it... :)

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      TheRealTruth 8 years ago from Virginia

      what made you do this??? nicely done

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      TheRealTruth 8 years ago from Virginia

      what made you do this??? nicely done