Do you have muscle aches and pains? Have you been diagnosed with a muscle condition like fibromyalgia or chronic pain? There could potentially be a connection between chronic muscle pain and thyroid dysfunction.
A Link Between Thyroid Function and Muscle Pain
When you have low thyroid function, you often have more muscle pain. The reason for this is because there are certain key minerals that allow the thyroid gland to perform its function. Some of these minerals are the same key minerals that allow muscles to perform their functions. If you are deficient in these key minerals, your thyroid gland could be tipping things out of balance. You could be mineral deficient for a number of reasons including diet, lifestyle strategies, or even if your gut is not functioning properly causing you to not absorb these minerals as it should.
When Muscle Pain Affects Your Life
Often, people who are experiencing muscle pain seek out therapies such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, or chiropractic. Maybe you are going down this road and getting frustrated because you feel like you are not getting better. You haven’t seen any improvement and are realizing that your muscle pain is affecting other aspects of your life. It could be affecting your family life if you’re not able to do activities with your family that you normally would enjoy. Perhaps it is affecting your ability to exercise on a regular basis, which could possibly lead to other health issues in the future.
If you have been suffering for some time with a muscle condition, it’s time to look a little deeper and figure out what other systems in your body could be out of balance. Could it be that your thyroid is not working properly? It’s really important that you work with someone who understands there is the potential for this link. There is quite a bit of research around this and I’d be happy to work with you to see if this might be the cause of your pain.
I take a very individualized approach to treatment by developing a plan specifically for you. Together we can work to get things back on track so you can live your optimal life. Please contact me for a free 45-minute consult to learn more about the connection between thyroid dysfunction and muscle pain.
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