3 Types of Joint Pain Directly Linked to Your Emotional State
Did you know every single thought and feeling you have affects your body in some way? It’s easy to understand that when you remember how you felt when you first fell in love. Your brain was pumping out dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins and you felt amazing! It’s a whole other story when we are stressed, angry, frustrated or sad. Stress hormones put our bodies into fight, flight or freeze which in turn puts a strain on our immune systems.
It’s not so much the events that happen in our lives that affect us, it is our response to those events that can lead to us holding on to negative emotions which in turn affect our bodies.
When we have a healthy, positive outlook and have healed old emotional traumas, we are better able to process and release everyday upsets. On the other hand, if we have not dealt with old hurts, have negative self-talk on a loop in our minds and refuse to look at our internal issues, our bodies will let us know.
All our life experiences are stored in our subconscious minds and in the cells of our bodies. Unresolved emotional traumas will continue to make themselves known until we acknowledge and heal them.
Aches, pains and ‘accidents’ are your body’s way of letting you know you are carrying unresolved emotional issues. Now is the time to consciously release and heal them and bring inner-peace and comfort back into your life and your body. This can be a great learning experience if you remain present, listen and learn from the messages your body is sending you.
Fear of movement can manifest as stiffness or pain in the hips. Fear of moving in to our future or of a change in the direction of our lives. A resistance to change, perhaps regarding work or living situation or a fear of not finding and fulfilling your life’s purpose. Does the ground you are standing on feel shaky and uncertain? Feeling useless or fearing for our survival causes us to hold on tightly to what we have often to the point that we become immobile. Are you carrying too much weight for others, holding it as a mother carries a child on her hip? Learn More About Emotional Connections To Hip Pain & How To Clear Them With Our Free Affirmations
Pride and inflexibility, stubbornness and ego put a strain on our knees. If our knees give way too quickly, knocking or trembling with fear or an inability to stand up for ourselves, we need to work on our self-esteem and insecurity issues come to believe in ourselves and claim our place in the world. Learn More About Emotional Connections To Knee Pain & How To Clear Them With Our Free Affirmations.
Support is the key here as the ankles reflect the support we depend on not just from others but from our inner support system. This inner system consists of psychological and emotional beliefs that give our lives meaning and purpose. If any of this is taken away, doubted or questioned there is nothing to hold us upright. This can happen when we experience shock or trauma or when we feel rejected, betrayed and unable to stand alone. Learn More About Emotional Connections To Ankle Pain & How To Clear Them With Our Free Affirmations.