Chiropractors Cape Girardeau MO

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.

Byron C Glenn, MD
(573) 332-8400
1353 N Mt Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Cape Urgent Care & Family Practice
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Ivan D Roginek
(573) 335-0166
3129 Blattner Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Michael C Wulfers
(573) 334-9641
3250 Gordonville Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Family Practice

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Ravinder Singh
(800) 540-6575
211 Saint Francis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Internal Medicine

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Gordon L Haycraft
(573) 331-7850
1723 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Philip E Tippen
(573) 335-2212
150 S Mount Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
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(573) 331-3000
211 Saint Francis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
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(573) 331-6880
1701 Lacey St
Cape Girardeau, MO
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(573) 334-9564
1349 N Mount Auburn Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO
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(573) 331-5176
211 Saint Francis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO
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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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