I accidentally ran into article about myofascial pain syndrome. Sounds familiar and connected to hashimoto. My only symptom is tender knots in muscles.
I have one large knot next to my right shoulder blade and both hips. Knot next to shoulder blade makes my back and head hurt , appatently it is pressing many nerves as the pain radiates all over. Massaging it relieves the head ache immediately.
Tender knots in muscles around the hips are a bit more tricky. Finding them requires a bit of work and massaging them hurts like h*** and the pain radiates down to my knees.
I am not in pain all the time , the ache and tenderness of these knots comes and goes. I can sleep normally, but feel extremely stiff and wobbly legs.
Massage would be good I assume, but it isn't long term fix. I guess I should avoid too heavy exercise and concentrate on stretching and so on, maybe yoga?
To massage I use tennis ball. Foam roll could be better. Anyone tried that?
I don't take pain killers, instead I use pain killer gel. Not sure if those are harmful in the long run so I use it only two or three days in a row.
Bag of snow placed on top of my shoulder blade in the sauna works very well and keeps the pain off for long time, but doesn't work for the hips as those knots are very deep and hard to spot.
So any other nice tricks I could try?