This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi Doctor: I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Does fallen arches cause pain in the knees and upper back? Treatment for TMS states to stop all physical therapies and exercise. Dare I say, continue the exercise and massage but with a time limit of 30 minutes total. Relief of no relief. I would feel better and stronger with exercise and not just journaling and sitting. I feel the reason for stopping the treatments is to stop the obsessive thoughts that go with exercise. But if I proceed to exercise with a thought that I would like for that body part to become stronger as opposed to I would like that body part to be not in pain. Would that thought be okay to treat the body part with the appropriate exercise and exercise?