I’m pretty sure, that everyone has had a stitch before. This is the reason why I wanted to have a closer look about what happens in the body.
The interesting part is that the pain caused in the coastal arch can’t be clearly defined by doctors today. There are different theories on what happens if you get the stitch. The most common theory is that the pain has its origin in the midriff, which divides the chest and the stomach area. When doing high-intensity sports like basketball, all muscles in the body require a lot more blood. The blood flow into the midriff decreases significantly, and in turn will move less oxygen into this particular muscle. This causes a convulsion which starts to pain.