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168: How to Treat and Prevent Side Stitches

breathing running form Nov 12, 2020

Your run is cruising along nicely until you feel a twinge in your side.  It’s subtle at first but quickly builds to a sharp pain just below the ribs.  You walk for a bit, but as soon as you start running, it pops right back up.  The dreaded side stitch.  Most runners have experienced this painfully annoying nemesis.  It can show up on any type of run and just takes the fun out of the workout.  In this episode, we will cover some causes, some fixes, and some big picture perspective.  


Highlights of the episode


What does a side stitch mean when running?

Why does side stitch keep happening and how do I prevent this?

Can eating or running habits cause side stitches?

What causes side stitch under ribs?

What do I do when it happens?


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