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

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

Prolonged stress?: 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, . ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Shoulders always seem to be sore and tense for months. Recently both my arms feel weak and shaky. What would cause this.

Shoulders always seem to be sore and tense for months.  Recently both my arms feel weak and shaky.  What would cause this.

Shoulder issues: Tense ,heavy shoulders, with feelings of weakness can be coming from your neck. Try ice ,NSAIDs , stretching of neck and shoulders , get a 15 -20 min cardio workout every other day . If symptoms persist ask for a virtual consult ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say "anxiety can cause muscle tension?" What is muscle tension? Can this be why my arms are sore after my recent anxiety?

What does it mean when they say "anxiety can cause muscle tension?" What is muscle tension? Can this be why my arms are sore after my recent anxiety?

Yes: Muscle tension is tightening of the muscles. This is a typical physical reaction to anxiety and fear. Depending on the duration and the strength of muscle tension it can cause soreness just like exercise. ...Read more

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Hello I am healthy but have frequent muscular aches upper arms & shoulder blades for about a month. OTC meds do not help much. What cld be the cause?

Hello I am healthy but have frequent muscular aches upper arms & shoulder blades for about a month.  OTC meds do not help much. What cld be the cause?

Hard to say: 'Various possible causes ranging from muscle strain to various inflammatory muscle disorders(myositis). Your type of problem is best addressed by seeing a physician to evaluate your problem. ...Read more

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I feel hot on my back and my neck is aching I took my temp 98.8 do you think Im just tripping cause my granny said I am not hot my legs/arms is aching?

I feel hot on my back and my neck is aching I took my temp 98.8 do you think Im just tripping cause my granny said I am not hot my legs/arms is aching?

Flu: sometimes the flu can present with muscle aching. The symptoms include headache, muscle aches and cough. Your symptoms are pretty non specific. If they worsen or change and if your temperature increases you could have a viral illness and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscles very sore, particularly arms, unrelated to exercise. Tired. Lack energy. What could be some causes?

Sore muscles: Myalgia.Sore muscles or inflammation of muscles. May be medication related - trazadone dehydration, electrolyte imbalance - calcium and magnesium. May be the trazadone, but be sure to check with your dr before you stop the medication. ...Read more

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