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Why You Get A Side Stitch While Running

Refinery29—June 7, 2018

Refinery29 featured HSS sports medicine surgeon Sabrina M. Strickland, MD, in an article about the causes of side stitches for runners.

A side stitch is a cramp in the muscle that controls breathing, Dr. Strickland explained.

During cardio exercise, or if you abruptly start an intense workout, the diaphragm can cramp up and cause a side stitch, she added.

To prevent side stitches, Dr. Strickland said "I always tell patients who suffer from muscle cramps to eat bananas or drink orange juice."

Read the full article at refinery29.com.

 

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