Charley horse | definition of charley horse by Medical dictionary
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char·ley horse (char'lē hōrs),
Localized pain or muscle stiffness following a contusion of a muscle.
charley horse /char·ley horse/ (chahr´le hors) soreness and stiffness in a muscle, especially the quadriceps, due to overstrain or contusion.
charley horse (chär′lē)
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
colloquial; a sudden painful condition of the quadriceps or hamstring muscles characterized by soreness and stiffness. It is the result of a strain, tear, or bruise of the muscle; is aggravated by movement; and is often associated with athletic activity. Treatment includes rest and massage. Compare cramp
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.
charley horse the name given in sport to a haematoma of the quadriceps muscle as a result of trauma. Rarely it may develop areas of ossification, which prolong rehabilitation and may require surgery.
References in periodicals archive
I've had charley horses
before and they stiffen up in the day and you can't bend your leg at night,'' Dafoe said.
Stevens suffered a charley horse
when Detroit defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov checked him during the second period.
Dan DaSilva was back in the lineup after suffering a charley horse
Kings defenseman John Slaney, who suffered a charley horse
against the Blackhawks, won't play tonight and is 50-50 for Saturday's game against San Jose.
Dan DaSilva suffered a charley horse
in a collision during the second period and didn't return.
Slaney suffered a charley horse
to his left leg, the Kings said.
19 with ankle and charley horse
problems, the Bruins have piled up a total of 106 man-games lost to injury since mid-November - the majority of their season total of 138.