I play a lot of tennis and a common phrase I hear from a lot of them both young and old is they love the game but they can’t play as often as before because if they play more than 2 times a week their arthritis in the knees, elbows, and hips are so bad they are in pain for days. I am doing a YouTube on the thyroid and did you know that arthritis such as osteoarthritis is caused by over using a joint and causing the joint to wear out or Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints very often it is a sign of hypothyroidism low functioning thyroid.

It was in the early 1900s a Belgium doctor noted that people with RA very often had their RA complaints vanish when put on thyroid therapy. He discovered that thyroid therapy seemed to reverse or at least slow the destruction of bone, tendons, and muscles of the patient’s joints. In 1970 a British doctor of rheumatology had a number of patients complain of weight gain, fatigue, and cold hands and feet. He saw that thyroid administration alleviated most all of their symptoms including the joint pain in a few months. The same applied to osteoarthritis.  You see in all the arthritis conditions there is a large amount of mucin in the tissue and blood vessels of these patients. Mucin is destructive to the areas in which it is found in the joints and treatment with thyroid medication reduces mucin.

A doctor Swain in Boston discovered that many arthritis patients have a low basal body temperature. When treated most all of their arthritis symptoms leave. Energy was better and they have a better sense of wellbeing. It should be noted that their doctors used derived thyroid derived from pig thyroid which is 10-20 times stronger than artificial thyroid like Synthroid or Levothyroxine. If your doctor uses these he can follow up on the dosage adjusting needed by following the basal body temperature, which is the temperature of your body taken upon awakening without sitting up or moving. It needs to be an oral reading between 97.8 and 98.2.

In my own practice one of the first signs of improvement in my patients when I do this they say my arthritis is either gone or much better. A quick note a number of people have told me they get sick or their condition worsens on thyroid. I do know that each thyroid medication may be different. Some are made from gluten other have a number of fillers in them such as Xanthan gum which they may be allergic to. Talk it over with your doctor as he or she will be more than happy to get you feeling better.