A member asked:

Can prolonged stress cause muscle aches in the body - arms and hands?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Stress can cause increased tension in muscles, leading to headaches and muscle soreness. It is not usually localized just to arms and hands, though. That sounds like a more repetitive injury-type thing? I suggest working with your primary care doctor to figure out the cause for this, and get help for it. Be well, .

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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