I used to suffer with TMS pain in my ankle a couple of years ago. I was able to beat that pain by forcing myself to exercise and reading Doctor Sarno's books over and over again. Even so, I never completely beat the fear of getting hurt or hurting my ankle. Occasionally, I would also get pain in my ankle and I would know it was TMS. The painful spot I used to suffer with TMS is exactly where it would hurt if you had sprained your ankle. Today though I slipped and I felt my ankle roll when running. I didn't feel any pain when the ankle rolled, my first reaction was oh no I must have hurt it, I may not be able to run again. I was able to walk and get back home with pain levels of 2-3, but I noticed ever since the fall, the ankle pain has been a roller coaster, sometimes it hurts sometimes it doesn't. Seems to hurt in the same spot as it did with TMS, but I also noticed old TMS ways coming back. I feel like my old TMS ways are coming back like checking for pain and fear that I won't be able to live pain free again. I'm also wondering if it's a real injury or TMS. Normally I would go to a doctor, but when I had TMS bad the first time years ago, I was diagnosed with an ankle sprain! I had never rolled my ankle either, it's just that TMS really limited the blood flow in my foot causing pain and limited motion. How should I handle this?