How to Get Rid of the Dreaded Side Stitch While Running
Have you ever been walking really fast or running and you get a sharp pain in your abdomen that stops you in your tracks? This is called a side stitch, medically called exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP).
Side stitches weren't well researched until more recently, when studies show that it is friction between the lining in your abdomen, the peritoneum.
While the pain can be intense and usually stops people from continuing, the pain is benign and not something to worry about long term. However, it's uncomfortable. There are a few ways to prevent side stitches from occurring.