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Free fitness tips and workout advice from a personal traineraMuscle cramps can occur for a few reasons: Working out on “cold” muscles” (not stretching or warming up), dehydration, heat/humidity, shallow breathing, and eating too much before you workout. Your issue could be one or a combination of all of these. A common problem in your case is trying to regain your distance, speed and intensity from earlier days of running.

Vincent Law
(256) 234-4295
1120 Airport Dr
Alexander City, AL
Specialty
Family Practice

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Edward Polk Hill
(256) 234-3004
3368 Hwy 280
Alexander City, AL
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Internal Medicine

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Billy Bob Alexander, MD
(254) 629-1744
125 Alison Dr
Alexander City, AL
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1955

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Sunil Kumar Sharma
(256) 234-4131
44 Aliant Pkwy
Alexander City, AL
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Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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James Pitts Temple
(256) 234-4295
1120 Airport Dr
Alexander City, AL
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Family Practice

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John M James
(256) 234-4131
44 Aliant Pkwy
Alexander City, AL
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Family Practice

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Timothy John Corbin
(256) 234-4295
1120 Airport Dr
Alexander City, AL
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Family Practice

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James Anthony Harrow, MD
(256) 234-5077
125 Alison Dr
Alexander City, AL
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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James A Harrow
(256) 234-5077
125 Alison Dr
Alexander City, AL
Specialty
Family Practice, Internal Medicine

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Kevin Leonard Sublett
(256) 234-2644
3368 Highway 280
Alexander City, AL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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How to Ditch the Stitches

Q: I used to run 5-6 miles a day, 4 times a week but quit about 4 years ago. Now whenever I try to hit the pavement I cannot go for more than 5 minutes without getting severe cramping. Do you know what causes the stitches and is there any way to prevent this recurring issue?







I feel your pain! Muscle cramps can occur for a few reasons: Working out on “cold” muscles” (not stretching or warming up), dehydration, heat/humidity, shallow breathing, and eating too much before you workout. Your issue could be one or a combination of all of these. A common problem in your case is trying to regain your distance, speed and intensity from earlier days of running.

Try warming up (power walking) for 5 minutes and then stretching. Also, be sure to increase your mileage slowly and take long deep breaths while out on the road or treadmill. If a stitch or cramp does occur, stop or slow your pace. Drink some water. Stretch out the muscle and take deep breaths. You should be back to your peak running form in no time. Good luck.

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