charley horse


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char·ley horse

(char'lē hōrs),
Localized pain or muscle stiffness following a contusion of a muscle.
[slang]

charley horse

(chär′lē)
n. Informal
A cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially of the upper leg, caused by injury or excessive exertion.
A 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

Charley Horse

A 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.
[slang]
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