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Question by  Steph58 (21)

Why do your ribs hurt when you run?


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

Ribs hurt while running because when a person runs, his breathing accelerates and results in over straining of intercostal muscles. This causes ache. There acn be an active or healed fracture of rib/s which might be causing friction. Lung conditions like emphysema also cause pain after running.


Answer by  rhistory (224)

The reason why your ribs hurt when you run is because of a pain called a stitch. The reason for the stitch is actually unknown. Some researchers call it a physiological response while others say that it is a lack of oxygen to the diaphragm. The stitch is actually quite harmless but the pain is real enough.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Your ribs shouldn't hurt when you run! Perhaps you are out of breath, or dehydrated, but there is no reason that your ribs should hurt unless their is a break.


Answer by  dsmith42 (371)

You have muscles in your ribcage that you only use when you are breathing heavily, such as when running. Since these muscles do not normally get used when you breathe, they cramp and hurt when you do start using them.


Answer by  Anonymous

i think it might have to do with your breathing. I'm sure if you train and drink plenty of water before you will do okay. Also keep running!

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