Runners Issue – The dreaded “Side Stitch”
What is the stitch? This familiar runner affliction has a few common names – side stitch, stitch in the side, side ache, side cramp, side crampie, side sticker, muscle stitch, stomach cramp, subcostal pain, or simply the stitch. More technically it is known as exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP).
It is normally a pain in either side of your abdomen below your ribs, this can vary from cramping, aching, pulling to a sharp stabbing pain.