Does hypothyroid cause charley horses?
Yes, hypothyroidism can cause charley horses. Some other causes of leg cramps include not drinking enough water, low blood sugar, overworking your muscles, and alcoholism. There are also medications that can cause leg cramping.
After a few charley horses a month you should probably start searching for an answer to why you are having them. A lot of charley horses are a lack of Potassium which is found in Bananas. Also i found that if you stretch your calf or foot (or what ever else) during the pain, (even though it hurts) it is much better.
You get severe charley horses in your foot at least once a day what causes this and how can you change it?
I use to get Charley horses quite often in my legs and feet and what has help me the most is a bar of soap (open naturally) in my bed between the sheets. My Charles horses cramps have diminish at least 75% of the time. Don`t ask me why it helps but I did read once that for some reason it does help. This was in a Doctor newspaper column.
"Charley horses," or muscle spasms, are cramps that occur mainly in the calf of the leg. They have many causes, some being dehydration, overuse or potassium/calcium deficiency (either of which when deficient cause your muscles to stop contracting properly). The only real effects of these are painful cramps, sometimes described as knots, in the muscle where the spasm is occurring. This pain can be alleviated with proper stretching, and are worsened by flexing/tightening the pained…
Thyroid dysfunction may be caused by anyone or more of several diseases and disorders. Dysfunction may result in too much hormone, or too little. In either case the thyroid is not functioning properly. If the question refers to the thryoid function halting or under-functioning, then the most common cause is Hashimoto's Disease, however cold nodules in the thyroid can also cause a hypOthyroid condition, as can iodine deficiency. Eating too many goitregenic foods may cause…