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is it possible for chronic anxiety to cause stabbing wrist pain and tingling sensation in wrist and hands it comes and goes had for quite a while.

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Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Many causes of pain: Although chronic anxiety can result in a variety of physical symptoms, it is also important not to dismiss specific physical pain or simply attribute it to anxiety. Such pain and tingling sensations in the areas of the wrist and hands can be due to other medical conditions. Recommend seeing your doctor to get a more complete evaluation and treatment recommendations. Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Neurology 21 years experience
Other causes: Anxiety could be a cause but that is not commonly seen. A more common cause of such symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome and can be easily diagnosed and treated. Please see your primary care provider.

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