not sure if this is at all related, but my lower back and hips hurt a lot as well. My right hip constantly hurts to the point prolonged standing on it hurts. I can't sit cross legged because the motion hurts and raising my leg up on that side further than about 45 degrees causes the hip to feel like it has "popped out" (although it really hasn't, I don't think) the pain is so severe I have to immediately stop whatever I am doing and it is almost unbearable to move my hip or bear weight for weeks after.
Also I do have hashimotos, not sure if that matters at all
Well I am hypothyroid, and have been for about five years, my hips and calves have hurt for about that long.
the symptoms of hypothyroid were not fully explained to me, do you believe this pain could be part of thyroid hormones being out of line?
yes I am, thyroxine I believe is the name, but I never have felt 100% even taking the hormone, they say the THS is now normal but I still have the main symptoms I had before, extreme exhaustion, confusion, brain fog, weight gain ect.
My throid antibody test was greater than 1000 and has been for at least the five years I have been being tested.
now it is 4.5 it was 5.9 before treatment
thanks this really helps, I will be more direct with my doctor about my tsh level being too high.
One more question, in the meantime what is the best way to deal with the knotted calf muscles?