Side stitches, also known as exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), is a sharp pain felt during or after strenuous activity. The pain is caused by the serratus anterior, a large muscle that extends from the side of the rib cage to the shoulder blade. When this muscle contracts, it pulls on the diaphragm, which can cause the sharp pain known as a side stitch. This type of pain is most common in runners, but can also be experienced by cyclists, swimmers, and other athletes. side stitches are generally not serious and will go away on their own after a few minutes of rest. However, if the pain is severe or does not go away, it may be a sign of a more serious problem and should be evaluated by a doctor.
Hurt to Breathe? The Serratus Anterior Does it hurt to breathe? Did it start after a really long run or after you were sick? You might have trigger points in your serratus anterior. Signs of trigger points are: you have