Welcome to the Podiatry Arena forums

You are currently viewing our podiatry forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view all podiatry discussions and access our other features. By joining our free global community of Podiatrists and other interested foot health care professionals you will have access to post podiatry topics (answer and ask questions), communicate privately with other members, upload content, view attachments, receive a weekly email update of new discussions, access other special features. Registered users do not get displayed the advertisements in posted messages. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our global Podiatry community today!

  1. Everything that you are ever going to want to know about running shoes: Running Shoes Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Have you considered the Critical Thinking and Skeptical Boot Camp, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
Dismiss Notice
Have you liked us on Facebook to get our updates? Please do. Click here for our Facebook page.
Dismiss Notice
Do you get the weekly newsletter that Podiatry Arena sends out to update everybody? If not, click here to organise this.

Plantar Fasciitis & hypothyroidism

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by markleigh, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member


    Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up.
    I have a patient who is 16 weeks pregnant. She developed hypothyroidism during her first pregnancy some years back & foot pain at the time. These both resolved post pregnancy. She has again developed hypothyroidism & now has classic plantar fasciitis/'osis symptoms that have responded well to low-dye strapping. What is the connection between plantar fasciitis & hypothyroidism?
     
  2. LuckyLisfranc

    LuckyLisfranc Well-Known Member

    I think there is more likely to be a relationship between her pregnancy and the foot symptoms, than between the foot symptoms and hypothyroidism.

    The main foot issues that I see from hypothyroidism is peripheral neuropathy. However I see a lot of pregnant women with fasciitis and similar enthesopathic foot pain.

    LL
     
  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Articles:
    6
    Musculoskeletal "aches" are not uncommon in hypothyroidism, but have not heard of it being related to plantar fasciitis - most likely a coincidence.
     
  4. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    Thanks for your rapid responses. The patients obstetric physician commented that joint/soft tissue soreness are common in hypothyroidism. I'll maybe research it a little more.
     
  5. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

Loading...

Share This Page