Hi, all. During the chat today I mentioned that although I am very open to the TMS diagnosis, I still struggle with doubt because it's been hard to find others with my symptoms. Several people said they had had similar symptoms. However, searching around I just read somewhere that Dr. Schubiner believes that swelling cannot be TMS and must indicate structural damage. Is this true? My original story is here: http://tmswiki.org/forum/threads/pain-in-right-foot.1358/ Currently I wear compression socks, with regular socks over them and sneakers. After a few minutes of walking I start to feel irritation near my toes, where the sneaker bends (that is just how sensitive my foot is!). I also feel it around my ankle (another "bending" place). I walk very slowly all day and spend as much time as possible sitting. Yet by the end of the day my right foot/ankle is always slightly swollen (I can especially feel it when I'm wearing the compression socks). I also get a funny kind of tingling/pricking/twitching sensation throughout my right ankle/calf. Near the end of last summer I experienced a lot of pain and swelling when I tried to walk--I was told that the strappy sandals I was wearing had irritated an already sensitive nerve (the superficial peroneal nerve), and that I also had irritated the deep peroneal nerve. Anyway, I have an appt with a TMS doctor in March, but I am sure I could start doing the work earlier if only I was more confident that it is indeed TMS.