This morning I was relaxing in a recliner when my calf muscle just started to spasm. I really hate charley horses. They are painful, and even after stretching them out they tend to linger.
A charley horse is really just a muscle spasm. I get them occasionally. Usually in bed or when I’m relaxing. What has helped me: drinking a glass of milk or orange juice and eating a banana. A hot bath works wonders, as does ice after the fact. If I’m still sore at the end of the day, I pop a couple of ibuprofen as well. And of course, hydrating.
I find I usually get them when I’ve upped my exercise a bit and aren’t as hydrated as I should be.
According to the National Institutes of Health
I would love to know if you have any great suggestions on dealing with charley horses! Happy Excercising!