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Achilles tendinitis success

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by Mothy, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Mothy

    Mothy New Member

    I just wanted to post about my own recovery from so-called Achilles tendinitis, as I couldn't find that many success stories about it when I was trying to get over it. So if anyone else does a search for TMS Achilles tendinitis and finds this - have faith! It can definitely be treated using a TMS approach. I was going to write this months ago but when you're feeling much better, you forget how tough you found it at the time and I moved onto other things. I've just recovered from another little flare (I believe that phrase 'once a TMSer, always a TMSer so I'll never say I'm 'cured') so thought this time I'll write about it!

    I recovered from back pain in 2014 after reading Healing Back Pain and following Georgie Oldfield's SIRPA course (I live in the UK). It took me a while to get totally pain free but by using thought reframing in particular, I've been back pain free for three years. Then in 2015 I was training for a 5k (all sorts of self-induced pressure and resentment going on there - I have Cystic Fibrosis and have to run to keep my lungs healthy, however I don't enjoy jogging but wanted to prove to my hospital that I'm good at looking after myself!) and developed heel pain.

    I know tendons are a classic for a TMS attack but wow was it hard not to think it was physical. Both my heels have large bumps on, and I got all the classic AT pain - sore and stiff getting up at night or in the morning, quite tender to touch. And worse after running. Both my main TMS flares have targeted something that's incredibly important to me - jogging is one of the main ways I fight CF. Another classic from this disease - if the pain affected my arm I wouldn't be worried about it!

    I knew all about conditioned responses though, and about looking for inconsistencies, and after a while (yes it did take a few months) I suddenly noticed my pain had gone. This was DESPITE having not stopped running, proof that running was not the cause of my pain. Expectations, yes.

    I've just had another little flare when I felt something 'rip' when I ran out of a pharmacy the other day, mad because they didn't have some medication I needed urgently! I.e. stressed thoughts, on top of a lot of other stress in my life at the moment, NOT physical damage, though I did dip back into fear for a few days and consequently had quite a lot of pain. Once I managed to get my TMS head back on I quickly recovered. The bumps are still there on my heels so they're also not the cause of my pain :)

    Anyway, enough of my story. But if you're struggling with 'Achilles tendinitis', worrying about rupture and damage from exercise, wondering how it can feel so tender and even look swollen, I understand but you CAN get better. I'm expecting a flare now as whenever I declare success it retaliates, but that's just more proof it's TMS! Good luck :)

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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Wonderful story. Thanks so much for taking the time to post it, as I'm sure it will inspire many others.

    Every time I start to write a Success Story, my TMS symptom flares up, too. I guess retaliation is as good an explanation of why that happens as any.

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