12 Parts Of Your Body That Store Stress And What They Say About Your Emotional State

I don’t think there’s anyone in this world who hasn’t had firsthand experience with stress and the terrible, unbearable pain it can cause. While stress feels so real, what’s never crystal-clear is its origin.

Therein lies the problem. And today, we will get to the bottom of it.

Stress has been discovered to cause IBS, headaches, fatigue, and even muscle cramps. And according to the American Institute of Stress, “everyone expresses stress from time to time.”

So, you are not alone in this. And believe it or not, you need stress on some level.

Apparently, short-term stress can be good for your health as it builds your ability to cope.

Heck, short bursts of stress improve your ability to survive.

Imagine having an angry bear come after you and you weren’t the least bit concerned about it. That wouldn’t be a very safe attitude, would it?

The point is, you need some form of stress, but when it becomes too much, then there’s a problem and you need to do something about it.

So, if you are stressed and have no idea why feeling pain these 12 body parts can help you understand why. 

1. Hands

You might feel some tingling pain in the hands because of the stress caused by loneliness. This is a problem you can resolve by interacting with other people, or maybe meeting up with long-lost friends.

2. Calves

When your calves hurt or feel tense, then that’s a sign that your relationship is going through issues like possessiveness and jealousy. You should learn to be more trusting and try to be less controlling towards other people.

3. Head

Stress that causes a headache comes from worrying too much about small things and minor obstacles. The solution is to try to relax and take your focus off common everyday problems.

4. Feet

When you feel like nothing is going right, your feet are likely to hurt. If that’s the case, you should learn to appreciate your life more and do fun things.

5. Hips

Hip pain is common among people who are afraid of change to where it stresses them out. Being accepting of changes and having a more adventurous spirit can help deal with this kind of stress and reduce hip pain.

6. Neck

When you hold grudges, and it stresses you out, your neck will hurt. The solution here is to forgive, which takes some strength and an ability to let go.

7. Pain

Pain in the knees typically affects people who have huge egos. If you have this problem, you can try accepting that the world does not revolve around you.

8. Ankles

When you ignore your body, it is bound to let you know it. So, when you get too absorbed by your hectic life, your ankles will hurt.

If that happens, then you need to take a break and take care of yourself.

9. Shoulders

Shoulders hurt when you are stressed as a sign that you have some unresolved dilemma. The solution here is simple: seek advice or find some other way to resolve whatever issue is bothering you.

10. Elbows

When elbows or joints hurt, it is usually because you are too stubborn, and for no reason at all. You need to learn to go with the flow, so to speak

11. Upper Back

When your upper back is hurting and you are also feeling stressed, it’s usually because you feel unappreciated or are afraid of love. 

In this case, you can resolve the pain through proper communication so your fears and concerns are resolved.

12. Lower Back

When your lower back is hurting, it shows that you have an obsession with money or are afraid of loss. In this case, you just have to remember the age-old truth that money is not the key to happiness.

So, if you have been wondering why a certain part of your body is hurting, chances are that you are stressed about something. I hope this simple guide helps you find your way out of whatever is weighing on you.