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ProudAmerican45 May 16th, 2017 9:17pm

Did you ever have such a bad "Charlie horse" in your muscle..that it hurt the next day? I woke up in the middle of the night..with crippling pain in my the muscle is aching..

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
05/16/17 9:03 pm

Happens to me occasionally. I take it as an indicator that I need more magnesium.

sea California
05/16/17 9:01 pm

Eat more potassium. A banana a day keeps the cramp away!

SouthernLaw Old North State
05/16/17 6:55 pm

I've had a few while playing sports so bad that I literally couldn't walk the next day. One of the worst pains ever.

GlockMan1 Alabama
05/16/17 6:39 pm

If you get another , jump out of bed and stand on it and it will stop immediately.

missmorganmarie ...
05/16/17 6:51 pm

no bad idea! I did that and fell over and had a huge bruise. 😳

if you get it again, extend your foot out and straight up and leave it for 15 seconds. it should then subside

Jazzy5 USA
05/16/17 6:16 pm

Drink some water!

ProudAmerican45 North Joisey
05/16/17 3:08 pm

I held my breath..and tried not to tense up the muscle anymore then it already was..and massaged it..I've had them so bad in the calf that it left a black and blue..

susanr Colorado
05/16/17 2:29 pm

Sometimes, but it's been a while. What did you do when you got the cramp in the middle of the night?

I always stretch the muscle against the direction of the cramp, as hard as I can. I'll usually stand up so I can stretch it better. If I do that, as soon as the cramp wakes me up, I've found that it goes away pretty fast (although I continue to stretch a bit longer, or else it comes back), and then the apparent muscle damage that results in pain the next day is minimized.