Thyroid disorders, mainly hypothyroidism (e.g. Hashimoto’s) but hyperthyroidism (e.g. Graves disease) too, can cause face and leg swelling.
It’s often felt as leg pain along with swelling, itching, and very uncomfortable heaviness in the lower legs.
Although this condition can persist even after balancing thyroid levels, you still must take steps to optimize your levels. You don’t want lab values that are simply “in range,” you want optimal levels for you. Most studies for treatment options refer to palliative care such as the use of corticosteroids, compression therapy, and comfort measures.
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