So it’s been over a year since I’ve found out about TMS. I consider myself practically cured of my main problem at this point (pelvic pain). However, after my pelvic pain waned, I started experience some foot pain, kind of like tendonitis, that would pop up in response to rather mild exertion. That was last year and eventually went away, but a few days ago, I got this strange pain in the back of my foot from wearing boots when I went to go do my morning chores. These were the same boots I’ve worn for three years and the intensity of the pain seemed out of proportion to what I was experiencing. I’m not panicking and I’m about 90% sure this is TMS. The difficult with foot pain is that residual fear that it might be real and that I’d be making it worse by walking on it. I could go to the doctor, but the last time I went there with foot pain, they just referred me to a podiatrist who said he thought he saw some ‘slight swelling’, which led to weeks of expensive physical therapy. I’m afraid that the TMS advice to absolutely rule out medical problems would just lead to that. Here’s my evidence list: -Pain at first only occurred with boots, and was completely absent with other shoes. Now other shoes have hurt it quite a lot, and then not at all. If something had been inflamed initially, wouldn't those shoes have hurt it from the start? Effect of different shoes, as well as taping up my foot, seem inconsistent. -I can’t seem to create the pain barefoot. While pushing down on the back of my foot while barefoot, the pain has either been completely absence or has been intense. As of today, it does seem to be occurring slightly while I'm barefoot. Yesterday, this was completely absent. -The pain has subsided when I’ve told myself, “I’m perfectly healthy.” and shifted my attention. -The pain has subsided during time on the treadmill. After 20 minutes of walking on my foot, it’s gotten better. That doesn’t happen with real tendonitis, right? But the near the end, it’s gotten worse, but perhaps that’s my fear that I’m inflaming it. -Pain seems to shift around the back side of my foot. I’ve got some slight pain near the front of my foot as well. I’ve also had a slight spike in other previous TMS symptoms. So this is TMS, right? I kind of feel like I should be better at picking this out by now. Still, I have that nagging worry.