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Here’s how to relieve a charley horse

Have you ever experienced a charley horse? It’s a muscle spasm usually felt in your calves, although it can affect other areas too, that develops because of a rapidly firing nerve, causing your muscles to feel stiff, tight and painful. The name may sound like that of a cartoon character, but it’s actually coined after a baseball player from the 1880s named Charley “Old Hoss” Radbourne, who experienced muscle cramps during baseball games. So, what causes a charley...

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