Charlie Horse

I’ve been having Charlie Horses in my toes the past few days – and it occurs to me that I’m not drinking enough water. Being so busy all day long is rearing its ugly head. And what’s up with the term “Charlie Horse”? I need to go look that up to see where it’s derived. Unless one of you wants to tell me in the comments. Hint, hint.

6 Responses to “Charlie Horse”

  1. Lisa says:

    They are also a sign that you are not getting enough calcium. Try taking a calcium vitamin or a Tums and they should go away.

  2. Well they think the term might have come about because it happens a lot when someone is hit in the knee – kinda like when a horse kicks your knee in. I don’t know about that though.
    You’re probably right about you not drinking enough water, but it could also be caused by hormonal imbalances or it could be signs of diseases.

    Hope you feel better.

  3. techie says:

    The Charlie Horse question is good. Here’s the wikipedia answer

    However, the better question is how do you get a charlie horse in your toes. That’s just ridiculous. Have you been bangin your toes?

  4. alli says:

    If I start getting charley horses, I too am not drinking enough water.

  5. lattegirl says:

    They’re cramps, not a Charlie Horse. A true Charlie Horse is when someone gives you a real hard knuckle-punch on the muscle at the front of your thigh. Or when you bang yourself (e.g. on a piece of furniture) in the same place.