I am 41 year old male and have experienced joint pain from my late teens. I have spent the last 20 years going to physios etc. Over the years I have come to realise that physio has failed me. I feel kind of dumb now looking back. Wasted time and money. I have also realised that over the years I have added additional pains along the way. With the original pains from 20 years ago feeling exactly the same. The only difference in the original pains from 20 years ago is that they come on quicker now a days. In other words my threshold for activity is dropping. I can also state that my pain is directly related to the amount of activity I do. The more I do the more pain I get. The only solution that works is rest. After I rest for a few weeks my pain is gone with the exception of a bit of low backache. I have been seen by knee, back, shoulder consultants who all say I am safe to exercise and that I have nothing to worry about. I accept this and realise that nothing much is wrong with my joints. But the pain persists with activity. I recently discovered TMS and have found the theory interesting. What I dont get is how my mind is regulating the pain exactly with the amount of activity. It must be like a supercomputer to figure how to distribute pain so precisely. Can anyone care to explain to me why my mind is so good at pain moderation and distribution. This will help me in understanding TMS.