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Stomach Pain After My Run

When I run my lower stomach starts hurting really bad after I am done running and I don't know why. Can you tell me why?



Answer by Dominique:
Hi there,
Thanks for your question about your stomach pain after running.





Not sure this is it, but a common issue with runners is stomach pain due to breathing and your diaphragm.

When you run your organs are jumping about a bit (e.g. your liver, your stomach, your spleen). They are connected to your diaphragm and as such, they pull your diaphragm.

Your diaphragm also moves when you breathe in and out. Now when you are breathing out your diaphragm moves upwards. If at the same time a heavy organ like your liver pulls the diaphragm down, you can get some internal tensions, causing pain.

A possible remedy is to change your breathing pattern.
It's going to be hard to monitor this as you are going to be conscious of something you normally do unconsciously... but if this is the issue you are currently breathing out as your right foot hits the ground.

Try to breathe out when your left foot hits the ground. If the problem continues and you can't figure out why you are experiencing this, go talk to your doctor. Better safe than sorry.

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Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Dominique

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