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How to get rid of that side stitch when you run by Jeff A. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:07pm Weekend is here and so is the final tip of the week. If you're going running on Sunday, you may be one of those people who is prone to getting painful side stitches that leave you doubled over in pain. I came across a great article that may just put an end to that pain. Have a read, there's some great tips offered a ... Read on »
Side Stitches by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm It took years for the medical community to finally learn what causes a side stitch. Suddenly a runner develops pain in the right upper part of the belly, just underneath the ribs in the front. With each step the pain worsens. Doctors proposed all sorts of explanations for side stitch and most were nonsense. A stitch is not caused by gas in the ... Read on »
All Stitched Up: Ways To Prevent The Side Stitch When Running by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 23 Sep 2012 11:30am What’s a Side Stitch? Everyone has experienced the unwelcome side stitch when out on a run – your waist feels literally ‘stitched up’ in a cramp and as a result, breathing gets tougher and you just feel like stopping and taking a break. A side stitch is the bane of a ... Read on »
What can I do about side stitches ? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm It took years for the medical community to finally learn what causes a side stitch. Suddenly a runner develops pain in the right upper part of the belly, just underneath the ribs in the front. With each step the pain worsens. Doctors proposed all sorts of explanations for side stitch and most were nonsense. A stitch is not caused by gas in the ... Read on »
Side Stitch: What Causes It and How to Prevent It by jane Posted Thu 19 Aug 2010 9:00am You got all geared up for a run, and five minutes into it, you suffer from a twanging pain in your rib cage. Ugh, the dreaded side stitch. They can be so painful you have to stop in your tracks, which can be really frustrating. Experts believe it’s caused when the ligament that attaches your liver to your diaphragm becomes overstretc ... Read on »
Side Stitches and Sunburn by Jess Posted Mon 06 Jun 2011 7:37am Lesson learned on this weekend's run If your chest if horribly sunburned do not put on a sports bra. Do not go running. Seriously do not pass go, do not collect $200. You will spend the entire run trying to forget the horrible chafing pain and when you get back and see the damage done to your poor sunburned skin, you will spend all weeken ... Read on »
Remove Side Stitch While Running by Neelanjan B. Posted Mon 02 Jul 2012 10:25pm While running, we sometimes get stitch/ cramps on one of the sides of stomach or lower side of the rib cage, especially on the left side. It is a really annoying pain which slows us down considerably or worse, force us to stop the physical activity. HOW TO GET RID OF IT? Follow any one or combination of the methods and see which one works for ... Read on »
Side Stitches: Possible Causes and Research-backed Treatment and Preventive Methods by runnersconnect Posted Tue 03 Sep 2013 6:00am Side stitches are a very common problem among runners.  Though they are typically nothing more than an occasional nuisance, in some people, they can cause serious disruptions in training or racing. As we’ve seen in previous articles, if an injury or condition that’s detrimental to running performance is common enough, there’s likely to be a ... Read on »
Side Stitches by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 12 Nov 2008 7:00pm Side stitches are caused by a stretching of the ligaments that run downward from the diaphragm to hold up the liver. You breathe once for each two strides. You breathe out when one foot, usually the right, strikes the ground. So, your diaphragm goes up when the force of your foot strike causes your liver to go down. This stretches the ligaments to ... Read on »
So, Which Side Was That Again, Eh…? The Horror of Wrong-Sided Surgery by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm You’re having surgery. All the authorizations have been given—all the forms signed…and preparations made. You trust your surgeon’s credentials, education and expertise in providing you with the care you need. You have every confidence in the nursing staff. Yet, you can’t arrive at the hospital before stopping at an art store to p ... Read on »