Vitamin D and Achiles Tendonitis
About 1 1/2 years ago I suffered calf strain for no reason in both legs within 3 weeks apart. My life has been turned upside down ever since with doctors trying to figure out why my tendons or ligaments (mainly knee down)became inflamed as I struggle with walking.
About that same time I found out that I needed extra Vitamin D (30); started 50,000 iu's and also levothyroxin at the same time for hypothyroid. Keep in mind I had also just been through the menopause (at age 47) and had had a baby at age 40. I have always been perfectly healthy and very athletic all my life and the doctors think the problem was "overuse".
Basically, no one really knows what is wrong and I am continuing my search to find out. I noticed about a month ago, the painful pressure that always gets worse when standing/walking, got much better after stopping vitamin d and calcium. Then I was diagnosed again with low vitamin d (27), am back on the 50,000 iu's again, and my pain is much worse again. I have experienced the pain in back, hips and knees mainly (diagnosed as bursitis). My question is, do you think that I could be having calcium deposits in my previously injured tendons/ligaments aggravating the problem due to vitamin d trying to catch me back up on calcium.
Or, could it be possibly that the tendons/ligaments inflamed in the first place due to lack of calcium, vitamin d and maybe magnesium ratio. Have you ever heard of calf strain (popping) for no reason in both legs in someone? I have always taken calcium but not much vitamin d and certainly no magnesium in years past. Thanks for any advise or help you can provide.