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Activity related pain

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by soreone, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. soreone

    soreone New Member

    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.
  2. Mermaid

    Mermaid Well known member

    Hi Soreone,

    Welcome to the forum welcomea

    It certainly sounds to me that you may have TMS. I'm sure you will agree that our brains must be more powerful than a supercomputer, after all we created them.

    A lot of TMS is related to conditioning, many of us only suffer pain at certain times or when we do certain activities. For example someone can get back pain when using a computer at work, but not when playing a sport they enjoy. It all relates to our emotions and expectations surrounding the activity. If you expect to experience pain with exercise, your brain will oblige.

    I don't know how much reading you have done about TMS, there is a lot of helpful information on the wiki, and you could start the Structured Educational Programme. You have nothing to lose by giving it a try, it's free and it works.

    I was very sick for a long time with frequent migraines, fibromyalgia, vision and hearing problems and insomnia. I am almost totally free of all my symptoms with TMS healing.

    It sounds too good to be true, but it works. Have a look at some of the success stories.

    There are a lot of kind, helpful people on the forum to offer you lots of advice and support as you heal.

    Best wishes
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  3. hecate105

    hecate105 Beloved Grand Eagle

    I agree with Mermaid. A book that explains how emotions actually work within our bodies is 'Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert. I found it invaluable in my recovery. Good luck.
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  4. Mermaid

    Mermaid Well known member

    I've read that too, I like her guided mindbody meditions as well.
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  5. hecate105

    hecate105 Beloved Grand Eagle

    oh - I must look for those...
  6. Mermaid

    Mermaid Well known member

  7. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    The Pert book looks really good. I'll send off for a copy. Thanks.

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