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What causes numbness in hands and joints pain in legs?

I am 47.I had my menopause 2 years back.since march 2015 I am taking thyroxine sodium tablets 50 MCG. Also calcium with vitamin d3 500mg.and multi vitamin tablet. Now my problem is that I hands become numb when I wake up.and my leg joints pain. When I ride my scooter my right arm starts aching as if huge pressure is applied on it and when I put the hands down it eases..even now while typing I am experiencing the pain. What should I do. I weigh 76 kg and am 5 .2 ft tall
Thu, 8 Apr 2021
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Hello,

There is no mention of current or very recent TSH and T4 levels. With a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30.64 kgs/Sq. meter) you are already in grade 1 obesity. Looking at your height your ideal body weight should be about 58 kgs. This shows mostly the hypothyroidism is not in control. In a well controlled person TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/L. So please check that. Because in hypothyroidism muscle and joint pain is quite common. Other problems mentioned could be associated with obesity. So please check and thyroid function and come back.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar, Diabetologist
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What causes numbness in hands and joints pain in legs?

Hello, There is no mention of current or very recent TSH and T4 levels. With a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30.64 kgs/Sq. meter) you are already in grade 1 obesity. Looking at your height your ideal body weight should be about 58 kgs. This shows mostly the hypothyroidism is not in control. In a well controlled person TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/L. So please check that. Because in hypothyroidism muscle and joint pain is quite common. Other problems mentioned could be associated with obesity. So please check and thyroid function and come back. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar, Diabetologist