Chiropractors Arlington VA

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.

Balance Family Chiropractic Center
(571) 402-2225
4141 North Henderson Rd. Ste. 14
Arlington, VA

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Jacobs Chiropractic
(703) 892-0430
2420 26th Rd S
Arlington, VA

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Visual Eyes Optometrists
(703) 671-1188
4018 Campbell Avenue
Arlington , VA

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King Street Back & Neck Care
(703) 578-1900
3690 M King Street
Alexandria, VA

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Dr. Stephen J Feinberg
(202) 887-0327
1917 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC

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Caring Hands Animal Hospital - Arlington
(703) 535-3100
2955 S Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA

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Suresh R Limaye MD
(703) 931-1515
611 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA
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Ophthalmology

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Skyline Wellness Center
(571) 449-7926
4218 King St
Alexandria, VA

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Advanced Integrative Rehab & Pain Ctr
(202) 296-3555
908 New Hampshire Ave., NW # 500
Washington, DC

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Scott L. Spear
(202) 687-8751
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC, VA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
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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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