This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question This question is probably for a medical doctor: Can TMS cause swelling, eg, inflammation? I developed a nerve-like pain on the top of my foot, over the metatarsals. The x-ray found no stress fracture and there has been no signs of inflammation until the last couple of days, a couple of weeks after it began with no trigger. I am a runner and haven't been able to run for 2 weeks and it seems to have worsened a bit in the last few days after feeling better. Thanks!