I have an underachieve thyroid. Well controlled so far. Recently I have been having very very painful hands and wrists, with the pain radiating up to my elbow on the right side. It doesn't stop me doing things in the daytime and doesn't hurt really in the daytime. The only thing is, for instance in a situation where I need my hands for support like in a press up position. That kills my wrists. Could this be thyroid related?
Painful hands and wrists at night time - Thyroid UK
I have to wear wrist splints at night because how I sleep (apparently) puts pressure on the wrist nerves and blood vessels such that I’m blocking blood flow which, over time, causes damage to the tendons, ligaments and joint of the elbow. It’s very painful. The wrist/forearm brace, the kind that goes over your thumb, has a metal bar (removable) and Velcro straps, keeps the wrist in the proper position while sleeping.
If you ignore this you will develop tendinitis (tennis elbow) with possible tendon and ligament tears. I did and it took 2 years to heal.