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Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause a variety of muscle or joint-related symptoms. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are proven to cause what are known as myopathies, the clinical term for diseases which affect your skeletal muscles. Skeletal muscles are the muscles connected to your bones. A good illustration of skeletal muscles are the quadriceps in your thighs or your biceps in the arm.
Myopathies most frequently are seen in what are called the proximal muscles. These are the muscles which are closest to the center of the human body, like the thigh or shoulder. In myopathies brought on by inflammation or metabolic conditions like autoimmune thyroid disorder, white blood cells can attack parts of your muscle and the surrounding blood vessels. Levels of certain biochemical substances may end up accumulating on your muscles, leading to pain or weakness. Different thyroid diseases can also be associated with particular types of muscle and joint issues.
Hypothyroidism could lead to a number of muscular and joint-related symptoms. These signs and symptoms involves muscles that are currently pressing on your nerves, or fluid retention, which leads to the swelling of muscles. Some of the issues seen include:
In hyperthyroidism, such as Graves’ disease, you might experience muscle weakness and tiredness, known as hyperthyroid myopathy. Pain in muscles is much less prevalent in hyperthyroidism. Some people with hyperthyroidism really get rid of muscle strength and tone, a procedure that can be known as “muscle wasting.” Some common complaints include:
In some cases, the muscles changed can include those that help you swallow, so you could have any hoarseness or difficulty swallowing.
Typically, the majority of these symptoms and ailments generally resolve for the most part with appropriate treatment of your thyroid illness. When muscle and joint pain does not go away with Appropriate thyroid treatment, however, it is time to ask several questions:
The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic and spinal injuries and conditions. To discuss options on the subject matter, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .
By Dr. Alex Jimenez
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