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Unread 08-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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It feels like it almost is going to become a charley horse but never does..??

Could it be a blood clot forming?

I didn't hurt the leg or muscle at all and it has been feeling this way for 4 or 5 days now.
I've been taking aspirin just in case to thin the blood.

Just wondering if anyone has had a blood clot and what it feels like, is it an instant thing or does it build up?

thanks for any help on this.
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I hope it's not a clot Jo*Mar, but this information might be beneficial.

Signs of a clot in the legs, or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), are :

* swelling of the affected leg
* pain and tenderness in the affected leg - you may also find it difficult to stand properly with your full weight on the affected leg; possible pain on extending the foot.
* redness in the area
* skin that feels warm or hot to the touch over the sore spot

A good test to see if a clot exists:


*Sit with the affected leg extended
*Get some-one to bend your toes towards you

A positive reaction would be a sharp pain in the back of the calf.


A clot in the leg veins can cause a number of complications, including inflammation (phlebitis) and leg ulcers. However, there is a real danger occurs if the clot leaves the vein and travels through the circulatory system, where it finally lodges in a lung (pulmonary embolism). This is a potentially life threatening situation.

Anyone who thinks they might have a clot, should see a doctor. A scan of the veins in the affected area (venous dopler) is the only way of knowing for sure if a DVT exists.
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It feels like it almost is going to become a charley horse but never does..??

Could it be a blood clot forming?

I didn't hurt the leg or muscle at all and it has been feeling this way for 4 or 5 days now.
I've been taking aspirin just in case to thin the blood.

Just wondering if anyone has had a blood clot and what it feels like, is it an instant thing or does it build up?

thanks for any help on this.
I have been having something similiar going on the last year or two Sometimes it is in my calf and when it is, it is like what you are describing. But most of the time it pulls down into the muscles of my 2 end toes It goes to full out spasm/cramp and it hurts alot My doctors seem to ignore
the symptom(s)

But for some odd reason, why I point the leg that is haven't the charley like horse or the full out cramp in the toes at a piece of metat, oddly it seems to help relieve the spasm/cramp

And I also have not hurt the leg or toes in any form
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My update...

It was caused by the heat wave we had at the time, as soon as the temperature dropped the soreness disappeared. Probably from swelling and lack of activity.

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My update...

It was caused by the heat wave we had at the time, as soon as the temperature dropped the soreness disappeared. Probably from swelling and lack of activity.

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Well good news for you but that doesn't explain what I have been
experiencing Because it happens in hot and cold weather

But thanks for the update
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It is good that it is gone now. I am sure the hot weather had a lot to do with it. Charley horse is really painful and, when it is over, there is still soreness. I read somewhere that ice helps in those situations. Ice also helps in case the leg gets swollen.

I am glad that the symptoms are gone. Enjoy the cooler weather.
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It is good that it is gone now. I am sure the hot weather had a lot to do with it. Charley horse is really painful and, when it is over, there is still soreness. I read somewhere that ice helps in those situations. Ice also helps in case the leg gets swollen.

I am glad that the symptoms are gone. Enjoy the cooler weather.


But then again it could be a symptom that is a beginning of the so called phenomena of "Restless Leg Syndrome"

But I agree, I am glad for her it is gone Mine came and went in the beginning and then came back
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I too have this pain 'like it is going in to a charley-horse'... for the last 6 weeks. It is in my left calf (behind my knee) and hurts 97% of the time. The pain stays basically the same and always in the same place. I had ultra sound of veins and arteries done today and both are good!! My family history is low in potassium, guess I will have that checked next. My main concern was to eliminate DVT and PAD. Anyone else have any new feedback? Thanks
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Hi Dimples. The cramping pain you're decribing might be caused by a whole heap of things:

* Muscle fatigue
* Heavy exercising
* Dehydration
* High weight (not necessarily obesity)
* Electrolyte imbalances
* Vitamin deficiencies
* Poor Circulation

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/spra...a/legcramp.htm

There are plenty of home remedies for cramp that you could try. Here's just a few :

If you suffer from leg cramps at night, try placing a cake of new, pure soap at the bottom of the bed. Some of our MSers tried it here in the MS Forum.

I think this is the link : http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/thread54740.html

Essential oils such as tarragon, chamomile or lavender rubbed into the crampy areas have been known to work. Lavender is said to be especially good (and works well for headaches too).

If you are getting your Potassium checked, ask to have your Magnesium and your Calcium levels checked at the same time. Deficiencies in any of them can cause cramp.

A good natural supply of Magnesium (and Calcium) are in leafy greens, so try and eat more of those. They say broccoli helps to keep breast cancer away too, so it's all good! :-)

To increase your Calcium intake, eat low fat dairy products and try sardines (with the bones). Nuts, whole grain foods and beans are excellent natural sources of Magnesium. My own doctor ordered me Magnesium tablets (but just Magnesium, not the ones without anything else combined) and they've helped me heaps, and I do take Calcium and Vit D supplements as well, for my bones.

Bananas are high in Potassium, so eat at least one on a daily basis. Low Potassium, as you're probably aware, is one of the causes of cramps.

**** Please DO NOT take Potassium tablets without a doctor's order, as too much Potassium can cause heart attacks, and/or cardiac arrest!

Where I live, tonic water still has Quinine it and Quinine is an excellent drug to alleviate cramps. I don't know if that's valid where you live, so look at the contents on the label, and if yes.... try drinking tonic water.

I hope that's helpful. Here's a great website about natural remedies, and I'm sure you'd find more if you did a web search. http://www.cheap-and-easy-recipes.co...leg-cramps.htm
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well I saw this and guess I should give my 2cents. I have been on coumadin since 1983 for recurrent DVT's including 2 pulmonary embolisms. Usually the leg will be be sore to the touch. Clots will travel slow until they get above the knee. There is remarkable swelling and redness.
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