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    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!
     
  2. DocDave

    DocDave TMS Physician and Author

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    TMS does not cause inflammation and therefore does not typically involve swelling. As for localized nerve like pain--- xrays are not enough--get a good examination, by a podiatrist, orthopedist, or foot specialist and nerve testing might be needed. As a runner, issues of shoes, compression, etc. may be playing a role. Be thoroughly evaluated. If nothing concrete is found, try thinking it away. Also keep in mind what NOT running can do to a runner's psyche and how that fear-pain cycle can begin to contribute to a worsening or perpetuation of an otherwise mild condition. But be evaluated first.


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  3. Blue_Man

    Blue_Man New Member

    Sorry I was searching through the forums and decided to piggyback my own question in case anyone had some feedback. If symptoms like tension headaches and migraines are possible TMS symptoms, as well as muscle pain, wouldn't this at least involve inflammatory chemicals or messengers even when there is no actual redness or swelling? Sorry I was under the impression that a lot of these pain-related symptoms from TMS are caused by the autonomic nervous system, which releases cytokines or inflammatory chemicals to cause the pain even when there is no actual structural problem in the body.
     

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