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Why side stitches occur in runners and other athletes and how to avoid them.

Why side stitches occur in runners and other athletes and how to avoid them Runners and other athletes are familiar with side stitches, that pain that occurs while running in the abdomen by your diaphragm. Often, they appear as a cramp which in some instances gradually worsens. Sometimes, you may be able to work through or breathe through the cramp yet, at other times; it will stop someone in their activity until the pain from the stitch passes. Often, they are accompanied by shoulder and shoulder blade pain as well. What is the older classic thinking behind side stitches? One Read More »