I'm an endurance athlete (trail running, cycling, etc) that's had a long history of issues that I've since determined was TMS. I had hip (labral tear) surgery 2 years ago to "fix" an issue that only later was fixed through TMS therapy and I occasionally get new areas of pain that I am often able to address with the TMS mindset. As a runner doing a lot of miles every week I'm used to niggles and pains here and there but over the last couple of months I've had a nagging issue with my foot that won't go away. At first I was concerned it could be a stress fracture (or less of a concern - sesamoiditis) so I visited an orthopedist to get that at least ruled out through imaging. Instead I was surprised with a diagnosis of a bunion! I'm 49 so not exactly young but I wasn't expecting a bunion to be showing up at this relatively young age but there was no denying the xray image we reviewed in his office, clearly showing the big toe bending over towards the other rows of toes. He said it was "not bad at all" and really nothing to worry about at this point but I of course can't get that imaging out of my head. This is the classic TMS bugaboo, focusing on a structural abnormality and attributing pain to that. So I need a little help with this one. I know people have bunions, and much worse ones than mine, with no pain whatsoever but people also have surgeries to address bunions too. One thing in my favor, 10 days after my ortho visit, I completed a 100K trail run with almost no pain whatsoever out of my foot. So I have that "evidence" on my side, as well as the fact that often the foot doesn't hurt at all, or it will hurt at crazy odd times, like lounging in the bed. All classic TMS stuff. This site is helpful though and I've often been bolstered by others experiences either with similar injuries or otherwise, so just getting this post out there in case anyone can chime in. It's also therapeutic simply writing all this out. Thanks in advance.