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    WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Legs / Feet

    When you're depressed, muscle aches in your legs and feet can seem to come out of nowhere. They may not be related to any known injury or strain, and certainly need medical evaluation.

    But depression and physical pain are closely related. Depression makes us more aware of vague aches and pains we would otherwise not notice. It also intensifies the feeling of pain and discomfort.

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    6 Common Depression Traps to Avoid

    When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn't want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. "The more I'm alone, the deeper the depression gets," Lyonesse, an artist and writer in Lake Stevens, Wash., tells WebMD in an email. "I don't even want to cuddle my cats!" Avoiding social contact is a common pattern you might notice when falling into depression. Some people skip activities they normally enjoy...

    Read the 6 Common Depression Traps to Avoid article > >

    Could your muscle aches be related to depression? One way to find out is to keep a symptom diary. Print out this symptom diary, and fill it out. Then take it to your doctor to discuss what may be causing your symptoms.

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    Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on August 25, 2015

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