We all know that anxiety is a mental condition and harms our mental health. What a lot of us do not understand that anxiety takes a toll on our physical health as well and drastically reduce the quality of life.
One of the physical effects of stress and anxiety is muscle pain.
If you have been suffering from muscle pain, it could be due to anxiety. Just keep reading to find out how anxiety and muscle pain are related and how you can get rid of muscle pain caused by anxiety.
Even though anxiety is not the only reason for muscle pain, it can be a contributing factor. You should get in touch with your doctor to find out whether the muscle aches you have been experiencing are due to your anxiety or any other reason
How anxiety causes muscle aches in our body
Tension in Muscles
Lack of Nutrition or Hydration
Anxiety affects us in more ways than we realize. While anxious we tend to over eat or stop eating. We are prone to eating junk food when we are stressed
Its very important to not let the pain to take over your life. You have to make sure that you are continuously fighting the anxiety and doing whatever you can to get rid of muscle ache. You should practice all the activities that are discussed above. This should be done even if it is not giving you any immediate relief
Anxiety has got a lot of symptoms one of which is tension in our muscles.
Muscle tension is a very natural phenomenon and every one of us gets it whenever we have anxious thoughts or are tense about something. This muscle tension goes away on its own as we relax. In people who have an anxiety problem this muscle tension doesn’t go away on its own. Also in some people the muscle tension makes them more anxious which further makes it difficult for them to relax.
How to Get Rid of Muscle Tension from Anxiety
Massage is one of the best ways to get rid of tension in your muscles and overall relief from stress. An experienced massage therapist can feel the knots in your muscles and help you get rid of them. Apart from relaxing muscles massage therapies are useful in treating a variety of other conditions like insomnia, headaches, Back pain
Even if you dont have access to therapist you can do a self massage and reap the benefits of this age old practice
Hot Bath / Shower
You should take a hot shower in order to relive your muscles which will help you get rid of the ache in your body
You should find ways to relax and de stress. This will reduce your overall anxiety and will also calm your muscles. You could try meditating few minutes everyday . There are several youtube videos as well as online programs that can teach you how to reduce the anxiety