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char·ley horse(char'lē hōrs),
Localized pain or muscle stiffness following a contusion of a muscle.
A cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially of the upper leg, caused by injury or excessive exertion.
Charley HorseA popular term for leg pain caused by a contusion to the thigh involving the quadriceps muscle; without immediate compression, the ensuing hematoma and pain can be substantial; the term is often applied to painful injuries to other muscle groups
char·ley horse(chahr'lē hōrs)
Localized pain or muscle stiffness following a strain or contusion of a muscle.