Another cause of muscular pain could be anxiety or stress.8 When you experience anxiety, your body goes into a “fight or flight” response, releasing hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.9 This response can cause your muscles to tense up, which, if sustained over time, can lead to muscular pain and discomfort. When you are stressed, you may be more likely to engage in behaviours that can cause muscle pain, such as poor posture or clenching your jaw.10
Where to get support and advice for muscle pain
Pain can be frustrating and sometimes even feel isolating. If you are looking for support and advice on muscle pain, here are some great resources to get you started;
Pain Toolkit https://www.paintoolkit.org/
Pain Concern https://painconcern.org.uk/
Health Talk https://healthtalk.org/
NHS Inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/
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