I don't know if this will help anyone, but here goes:
I used to have excrutiating pain....legs, feet, hips, back, shoulders....
I went to Drs, allergists, chiro, naturopaths, rhumatologist, physiatrist and physio. I could not sit at the computer at night,,,cause I just "ached!" You get the picture. One specialist told me that if I didn't do something, I would end up in a wheelchair.
Then someone suggested a book. I don't know if I am allowed to mention the books name (someone can let me know). Anyhow, the premise of the book is that if we are out of alignment our muscles and joints will ache. We end up with a muscle imbalance. I have been doing the program associated with the book for a year and a half and have made great progress. My Physio is impressed! The pain is greatly reduced. However I just felt there was something else. So I went gluten-free for three weeks. Then on the Saturday I woke up aching and it just got progressively worse! It was at that point I realized I had gluten the night before. My joints felt a little like there was shredded glass in them, and my muscles were screaming!
I am realizing that the gluten problem may have created the muscle imbalance/alignment issue. Just my opinion! I googled "Gluten what it does to the body" and read that it results in deficiencies. Then I googled the deficiencies and found what could be the cause of my problems. IE: I have Schambergs. That is when the capillaries release blood just under the skin. It looks like red dots on the legs....and as the old dots disipate, they turn your leg a rust colour. Well....according to people on the Schambergs forum, their problem has disappeared when they increase their Vitamin K. Vitamin K is one of the deficiencies associated with Gluten. Another deficiency associated with the muscles aches and pains is magnesium...which affects the muscles ability to relax. This, as I said, is just my opinion. I am still in the stages of checking it out. I have only been gluten-free for a short while.
If you are wondering if your aches and pains might be a result of alignment, take a picture of yourself standing as you regularly do. From the side your ears should be over your shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. From the front, your shoulders and hips should be level. Sometimes this is hard for someone to pick out in a picture. SO...if anyone is interested in this further......just say.