Chiropractors Columbia SC

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.

Dowdy Rudolph Chiropractic
(803) 386-9995
1408 Elmwood Ave
Columbia, SC

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HealthSource of Columbia
(803) 252-0108
1811 Bull St
Columbia, SC

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Gregg Animal Hospital
(803) 736-0006
8309 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC

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HealthSource of Irmo
(803) 781-4092
7453 Irmo Dr
Irmo, SC

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Ellis M Knight
(803) 296-5579
Taylor @ Marion St
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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Drs. Miller and Flynn Optometry
(803) 386-8994
2757 Laurel St
Columbia, SC

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Midlands Veterinary Practice
(803) 750-7387
124 Stonemark Ln
Columbia, SC

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James H Altieri, MD
(803) 419-4949
229 Longtown Rd
Columbia, SC
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Spring Valley Family Practice
Specialties
Family Practice

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HealthSource of Lexington
(803) 399-0922
5225 Sunset Blvd Suite#B
Lexington, SC

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Shalini Mittal
(803) 898-8405
2100 Bull St
Columbia, SC
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General Practice, Internal Medicine

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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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