Can stress cause joint pain?


Joint pain is commonly caused by degeneration as we age, overuse and injury. However, it is possible that stress and anxiety can cause or worsen existing painful joints.

The ways stress can affect your joints:

  1. Long term stress may cause a build up of inflammation in the body that may lead to painful hip and knee joints.
  2. Anxiety can cause you to tense your muscles which in turn can make them stiff, inflamed and painful.
  3. Stress can weaken your immune system which may lead to joint infections and pain.

However, it is difficult to conclude that anxiety and stress directly leads to joint pain and it is advise to get any hip and knee pain looked at by a professional to rule out any other underlying condition.

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


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