Why You Get A Side Stitch While Running – REFINERY29



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Basically, a side stitch is a cramp in the muscle that controls breathing, says Sabrina Strickland, MD, a sports medicine doctor at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Your diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle beneath your lungs controls your breathing. During cardio exercise, or if you abruptly start an intense workout, the diaphragm can cramp up and cause a side stitch, she says.
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May 8, 2018