Pain under my ribs when running
side stitch: http://www.makeithappen.com/wis/readings/sidest.html
I had it on/off for about a yeartry making sure that you breathe out on your left foot-plant and in on your right - this was the most useful thing I triedI still get it occasionally running downhill in the later stages of long runs (i.e. when tired)but it mostly just cleared up on it's own with increased experience/mileage
I had this also, along with some back pain for about six months, I saw a sports therapist who said that my psoas muscle had tightened due to the way I sat at my desk at work. He performed trigger point massage (which was painful) and got me into the habit of sitting with correct posture at my desk. Not sure if it was coincidence, but it did seem to do the trick. I do still get the odd twinge though.
I used to have a breathing pattern that was what I'd descibe as "forced 4 step":I'd blow out forcefully on step 1, finish exhaling on 2, then inhale on 3 & 4out of habit I always used to blow out as my right foot went downwhen I switched to doing this on my left it definitely helped
I've also got a desk job, and I'm quite willing to believe my posture wasn't helping!
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