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Running pains

When I run, I get a cramp in my bladder area. I exercise daily, so I’m in shape.


What gives?


According to Diane A. Smith, a nurse in Bryn Mawr, Pa., you could have weak pelvic floor muscles supporting the bladder, causing it to knock around when you run.


This can be solved with Kegel exercises. Do them by squeezing down there, like you’re trying to stop your urine. Be sure to breathe and pull in your tummy, and hold for eight seconds. Do this 10 times in a row, working up to three sets a day.


If this doesn’t help, see a doctor. You could have an annoying but treatable urinary tract infection.


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by GL | 2/1/2016
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