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Muscle Soreness without exercise



My wife has been experiencing muscle soreness in her hamstrings for the last week, but she has not been exercising. She was recently diagnosed with Graves Disease. Might the disease have something to do with it or do you have any thoughts on causes and a solution.


There are many things that can cause muscle soreness or pain.  A strain of the muscle can be responsible.  Also, certain medications, like those that are used to treat high cholesterol can also do this.  Graves disease can cause a myopathy (general muscle aching).  There are other autoimmune conditions related to Graves disease that can cause muscle soreness as well.  She should be evaluated and examined by your physician to determine the cause of the pain. 

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Charles Webster, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati