Hello Everyone, Forest has mentioned that he really started making progress when he read the stories/recoveries of others that had TMS. I was wondering if anyone else experienced some of the symptoms I currently have or could direct me to a thread where they are discussed. Lately I have "allowed" myself to really be concerned with all of the popping and snapping I hear in my body. Literally head to toe in my feet, loud popping in my knees, elbows, shoulders, shoulder blade area etc. I do the self talk where I remind myself that "hey, the pain is protective and most likely just reduced blood flow to a certain part of the body. But as I've read, part of the syndrome is denial of the syndrome. Hearing the noise come out of me in the form of popping will sometimes allow the doubts to take hold. I am an artist who has always valued my hands to make a living and I have been getting a lot of pain popping and even warmth in my hands. Not in the joints as though they are swollen, but redness, warmth and tingling. I believe that I fear losing the use of my hands so they will cramp up and feel tight and painful. This has been spreading to my shoulders and scapula lately and been quite painful. Can some of the snapping be tendons, tight muscles or nerves? Thank you all in advance. Everyone has been so helpful here with their advice and great comments.