Episode - Shoulder Pain and Hyperthyroidism


Shoulder Pain and Hyperthyroidism

Many people with hyperthyroidism experience adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as a frozen shoulder.

Characterized by a painful gradual loss of active and passive shoulder motion, frozen shoulder is associated with several hyperthyroid conditions such as Graves’ disease, toxic multinodular goiter, and subacute thyroiditis.

Today I’m sharing common symptoms of adhesive capsulitis, how it’s diagnosed, conventional and natural treatment options, and why lowering your thyroid levels alone probably won’t resolve your pain.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) specific to hyperthyroidism
  • Symptoms of frozen shoulder
  • The three clinical phases of adhesive capsulitis
  • How frozen shoulder is diagnosed
  • Conventional treatment options
  • Natural anti-inflammatory agents used to treat frozen shoulder
  • Why lowering thyroid levels doesn’t usually resolve the problem
  • Physical intervention is often necessary


While frozen shoulder is not very common, it’s something I’ve encountered enough times in my practice that it’s worth looking into. As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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