Then there’s the dehydration proposal: you just need more fluid.
Then there’s the electrolyte hypothesis: what you really need is sodium and potassium.
AND THEN THE COMBO PLATTER: Michael F. Bergeron, who directs the environmental physiology laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia, said the electrolyte hypothesis applies to a specific type of cramp that is related to excessive sweating. It occurs, he said, when the fluid that bathes the connection between muscle and nerve is depleted of sodium and potassium, which was lost through sweat. The nerve then becomes hypersensitive, Dr. Bergeron said.
The liver "hangs" from the diaphragm by fibrous bands called ligaments. Running exerts a steady downward force on your liver, stretching these ligaments. In addition, when you exhale (usually as your left foot hits the ground), your diaphragm is pushed up. That means your liver falls with gravity as your diaphragm rises, placing considerable strain on those poor ligaments.
ONE WOULD ASSUME THAT JUMPING EXCESSIVELY WOULD HAVE THE SAME EFFECT
The result? A stitch. The cure? Stop running immediately and press your hand just below the pain. This should raise your liver up, relieving the strain on the ligaments. Inhale and exhale evenly as you press down.
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT IS WHAT WE ALL DO NATURALLY
BORN BRILLIANT, WHAT CAN I SAY?!
THEIR SUGGESTION FOR PREVENTION:
take deep, full breaths while running
If you take shallow breaths,
your diaphragm is consistently raised,
which wreaks havoc on your ligaments.
gee thanks ask yahoo.....
stop running and grab your side
how will i ever remember that!?