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    Old 08-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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    Treating chronic tendonitis when being treated for hypothyrodism

    Have been under treatment for hypothyrodism for years by an internist. I have experienced tendonitis (elbow) in the past, presently I seem to have chronic tendonitis in my right shoulder, (I am right handed) which bothers me a lot at night when I sleep but not much during the day, except when I do certain things. My internist does not feel this is an internal medicine issue. I have tried not doing things that hurt, i.e., putting my arm behind my back or above my head or reaching as much as possible doing normal daily tasks. Took antiinflamatories for 1 month, did not notice much difference. Not sure how to treat this problem, or if because I have thryroid problems treatment might be different?

     
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    Re: Treating chronic tendonitis when being treated for hypothyrodism

    Un- and under-treated hypothyroidism is a frequent cause of chronic tendinitis. If thyroid levels are inoptimal for the particular patient, treatment of the tendinitis can fail. If you have any other signs/symptoms of hypoT besides this tendinitis, they are almost surely related to under-treatment. Make sure your free levels of T4 and T3 are at least at the lab median or higher.

    If you have no other signs of hypoT and your free T levels are where they should be, then treatment for tendinitis would be no different than it would be for a non-hypo person.
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    Re: Treating chronic tendonitis when being treated for hypothyrodism

    I wish I had known this years ago! Thank you!

     
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    Re: Treating chronic tendonitis when being treated for hypothyrodism

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    Have been under treatment for hypothyrodism for years by an internist. I have experienced tendonitis (elbow) in the past, presently I seem to have chronic tendonitis in my right shoulder, (I am right handed) which bothers me a lot at night when I sleep but not much during the day, except when I do certain things. My internist does not feel this is an internal medicine issue. I have tried not doing things that hurt, i.e., putting my arm behind my back or above my head or reaching as much as possible doing normal daily tasks. Took antiinflamatories for 1 month, did not notice much difference. Not sure how to treat this problem, or if because I have thryroid problems treatment might be different?

     
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    Re: Treating chronic tendonitis when being treated for hypothyrodism

    I, too, have tendonitis and hypothyroidism. My ranges look good and I feel good a majority of the time. 1st time was with right arm bicep tendonitis that took 8 months to resolve, then it moved to my left arm, followed by both hamstrings and both Achilles tendons. Now back to the right arm for the past 2 months. It's frustrating and just takes time. I lift weights, do yoga and Pilates, play golf, work at a computer all day, so it bothers me quite a bit. I wish there was a quicker fix!

     
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