What Is Thyroid Joint Pain?
As researchers continue to study the thyroid and its effects on the body, they are finding more and more connections with thyroid issues and joint pain. Normally, the thyroid releases hormones that help control the body’s metabolism. This allows the body to convert food that people eat into energy for daily activities. Without the thyroid functioning at its highest level, the body’s metabolism begins to get out of whack. When the thyroid begins to malfunction, hypothyroidism occurs, when the gland is underactive. This means the thyroid controls less of the body’s metabolism than normal. Since energy effects how your muscles feel, it can have a very large effect. As the hypothyroidism becomes worse and worse, fluid begins to surround the joints when a person’s metabolism begins to slow. This leads to pain throughout the body.