Hi, I have a tendon problem that is so comprehensive I know something is wrong but I just don't know where to look for insight. I used this forum a while back when I had drug-induced hypothyroidism and I remembered someone here saying that Achilles tendonitis is common in thyroid deficiency so I wondered if anyone could throw some light on this problem I'm having that is getting worse, literally daily. I don't, as far as I know, have a thyroid deficiency now - it cleared up as soon as I came off the drugs.
I have had Achilles tendonitis for, I'd guess, just short of two years now. It started in my left foot, never got better, and then popped up in my right foot. It's fairly crippling but I've never seen a doctor about it because I don't think there's anything they can do for it. You've got to walk and as long as you're walking it just keeps being injured!
Recently, however, in the last couple of months, I've developed tendon pain first in my left shoulder and now my right. I can barely lift my arms. I also have it in my upper back, my lower back and my diaphragm, as in, all the tendons in these areas pull really easily (I have to be careful lying on my side, and I literally pull them just turning to pick something up. I pulled my right shoulder tendon moving a packet across my work counter!
I'm finding this really distressing because I'm guessing something's going on if tendons are just pulling in everyday use, not heavy lifting or repeated stresses.
I've tried Googling this and saw that tendonitis is associated with autoimmune disorders. Does anyone know anything about this, or have similar tendon problems? Any advice for what might be going on, or if there is something I can actually intelligently ask a doctor, would be really helpful. It's degenerating at an alarming rate, I'm only 60, so any help would be most gratefully received. Thanks!