Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is one of many possible thyroid symptoms and it can occur for a variety of reasons.

As a symptom of hypothyroidism, Muscle pain can affect every muscle of the body.

Muscular symptoms of the body such as stiffness, pain, weakness and achiness affect 30-80% of the people with hypothyroidism.

Muscle Pain Is One Of Many Thyroid Symptoms

If you are suffering from muscle pain, your doctor will ask if you are experiencing other thyroid symptoms, and may order blood tests such as a TSH, T3 and T4 to assess your thyroid function. Though severe, muscle pain related to hypothyroidism can be treated with medication.

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In severe cases it can result in muscle wasting (atrophy) and muscle cell enlargement (hypertrophy) in the arms, legs, and the tongue.

Some sufferers may have increased difficulty performing normal daily activities and be at a higher risk of falls. Muscle pain is one of the more common thyroid symptoms.

If you suffer from unexplained muscle pain or any other thyroid symptoms, go and get your thyroid tested as soon as possible.

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

References

Neki, N.S., Singh, I., Kumar, J., Jain, A., Mani, T. (2015). Hypothyroidism presenting as Hoffman’s Syndrome- A Case Report. Journal of Medicine 16(2) pp.112-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25440

Sowmini, P. R., Jawahar, M. & Bhanu, K. (2013). Uncommon presentation of a common disorder Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 16(1): 111–113. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.107720

The Lowdown on Thyroid Slowdown, Harvard Health Publishing. (2014). https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/the-lowdown-on-thyroid-slowdown

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