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Shin splits, muscle cramps. Linked to hypothyroid issues?

I m two months post thyroidectomy . I m feeling good overall. I had hypothyroid issues for years, very enlarged gland and ultimately cancer which was small enough to be surgically removed. I am an avid runner and resumed activity two weeks after surgery. I m having trouble with shin splints and muscle cramps in my calves. While this probably is an overuse issues that can be worked out with proper stretching, massage and rest, I m wondering if there could also be a link to the thyroid function... Or lack thereof. Just looking for clues that may help me keep my ability to exercise in check. I need it for weight management and emotional stability!
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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you need to have some blood work to check the levels of salts in your blood particularly calcium. sometimes when you take the thyroid out you can inadvertently remove the parathyroid glands that control calcium metabolism.
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