This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I've been suffering from shoulder/arm pain for 17 years without any improvement after all kinds of therapies, including surgery on one side. I have big painful knots in my deltoids on both arms, which hurt after almost every physical activity. After learning about TMS 3 month ago I experienced a small improvement. I am able to sleep on both sides now which was not possible for more than 7 years. But I still worry a lot about these knots because I am thinking I will not heal until they have disappeared. Massage is also very painful. My arms are not hot or red and only a little bit swollen. The last x-ray did not show anything special.