Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Connection Between Anxiety and Joint Pain

Anxiety and stress are detrimental to your health, and can even have a negative effect on your joints. Joint pain is actually a complex symptom of anxiety that develops over time. Anxiety can change your habits and the way you live your life, which can then lead to joint pain, such as:

Movement


Having anxiety can cause a person to alter the way they move their body. A person may shake their legs, exercise less, lay down more, sit differently or alter mannerisms. A change in behaviors or movements in a way that your body isn’t used to can lead to joint pain.

Inflammation


A high level of stress can often trigger inflammation, causing your joints to swell. Moving swollen joints leads to an increased amount of pain.

Immune System


Anxiety and stress can hurt your immune system and cause dysfunction. A weakened immune system leads to joint distress and pressure.

Muscle Tension


Those who suffer from anxiety also tend to experience significant muscle tension. When your muscles are constantly tensing, it can cause stiffness and joint discomfort, putting more pressure on the joints with movement.

Nutrition


Eating habits change when someone is experiencing high levels of stress. Anxiety causes unhealthy eating, which is not ideal for joints. Proper nutrition is important for your body’s overall health, especially your bones and joints.

Whether you are experiencing joint pain from anxiety, sports injuries, aging or degenerative diseases, stem cell therapy might be your best option. You can limit your anxiety and reduce your chronic joint pain, but sometimes the damage is already done. Try regenerative medicine to make your joints feel like they once did.

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