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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 month ago

What to examine for in hypothyroidism? ?

I'm stuck between proximal muscle weakness and decreased tendon reflex. Any help would be great. We are supposed to choose only ONE best answer.

2. An elderly patient with hypothyroidism is recovering from a fall and is referred to physical therapy to increase exercise tolerance and safety. The patient complains to the therapist of significant muscle pain in both lower extremities. What additional musculoskeletal effects should the therapist examine for?

a) Distal muscle weakness

b) Proximal muscle weakness

c) Joint laxity

d) Decreased deep tendon reflexes

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