Whether new to running or an experienced marathoner, getting a stitch at an important moment in a race can be both painful and frustrating, causing irritation and slowing you down.
Stitches are the result of contractions or spasms of the diaphragm, the result of tugging and pulling of muscles when we move up and down. Changes in our physiology including a demand for more oxygen also cause us to breathe harder and less deeply, and gulp air.
Although it feels like stitches come out of nowhere, you can reduce your chances of being struck with one by following these 5 simple tips. Read more
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What your night time shoulder pain is trying to tell you.
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Despite its name, Tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players. In fact, despite the famous tennis players out there, it’s actually seen more commonly in non tennis players than those who hit the court on a regular basis. Read moreREAD MORE
A runner knows exactly the anguish of the sudden pain tearing through the sides, just as one is reaching a comfortable rhythm while running. It’s not just the pain but the also the loss of precious time as the stitch slows you down instantly. Read moreREAD MORE
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What massage should I get?
Massage: Which type should you get.
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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Tennis Elbow
A phenomenon not reserved for just those who spend hours on the tennis court trying to hit the next best service, or playing a tremendous volley, the medical condition called the Tennis Elbow in fact has a very large area of influence. It’s a condition that afflicts more numbers of non-tennis players than those who are regular at the game. Read more
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