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What can I take or do when I get a Charlie horse in the bottom of my feet also my fingers like to freeze up on me

By Anonymous September 16, 2017 - 7:15pm
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

The treatment for charley horses depends on their underlying cause. Sometimes simple stretches and massages can help relax the muscle and stop it from contracting. Heating pads can accelerate the relaxation process, while an ice pack can help numb the pain. If your muscle is still sore, your doctor may recommend a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. Recurrent charley horses require more aggressive treatment. Pain medications may be prescribed if ibuprofen isn’t enough to ease your discomfort. In severe cases, doctors may prescribe antispasmodic medication.

This stretch may be helpful:
Sit. Keep legs outstretched in front of you.
Point the toes of your affected foot at the ceiling so that the leg is engaged.
Take a towel or necktie and wrap it around your foot, holding it with both hands.
Lift the leg slightly until you feel a good stretch.


September 17, 2017 - 4:35am
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