I just saw in the latest forum poll comments today that someone mentioned Achilles problems as if they were a given with thyroid problems. This was news to me, but a real light bulb moment. For the last month or more I have had a steadily worsening problem with my left Achilles tendon. I just assumed that I had injured it (no memory of doing so) but it is just getting sorer and sorer, rather than better. I have a bus pass because of another medical problem so I have taken to using the bus whenever I can, even for short hops. While this is great for taking the weight off the pain, I'm damn sure it's not doing my fitness and health any good. I used to walk everywhere.
I find that even putting my foot flat on the floor if I have been resting on my toes is excruciating and I have to do it really slowly, groaning all the while because the vocalising helps the pain! I limp constantly and it's particularly embarrassing when I stand up after sitting because I am so stiff and sore in all my joints and muscles I walk like a 70 year old woman.
What exactly is the relationship between thyroid and the Achilles tendon, and is there anywhere credible this is mentioned 'legitimately'? I'd like to raise it with my doc, but I just know he will be sceptical and sneering - his usual default mode. Tell me this isn't an old wives' tale and actually has some scientific credibility....
P.S. I think I also suffer from Plantar fasciitis in my feet. I have chronically painful feet and have had for a long time now (years). It did go away when I was thin, while ill with gallstones, but it came back as soon as I gained back a little weight (I'm talking about a stone), so I don't think it's a (wholly) weight-related issue. I am overweight, but not obese.