What causes a left side stitch when not exercising?
Side Stitch Causes
If you have food in your stomach, your body will naturally pump more blood to that area as part of the digestion process. This means less blood in the diaphragm and a higher chance of diaphragm cramping. Another potential cause is the stretching of ligaments.
Why do I keep getting a stitch like pain?
A stitch can occur during any kind of mid- to high-intensity exercise, however it is mostly associated with running. A current explanation is that during running, the stitch is caused by the weight of organs such as the stomach, spleen and liver pulling on ligaments that connect them to the diaphragm.
How do you get rid of a random side stitch?
Gently press your first two fingers slightly upward towards the pain and hold them for about 10 seconds while keeping a consistent breathing pattern. Continue your breathing rhythm and press around the painful area. Within a few minutes, the pain should subside. Try stretching to relieve the muscle cramp.