Hi, As I've learned about tms for my pain, I'm wondering if my moms on and off again foot pain could also be tms. Sometimes it gets so bad with swelling and redness and pain that she can't even walk on it. She is 77 years old. She does have knee and back pain also but not delibitating like the foot pain gets. Through the last few years, the only diagnosis she's gotten is gout in the foot or toe. It comes and goes. And all they do is give her prednisone when the attacks happen. I think that drug is very bad and not curing the problem anyway. Currently she got an attack of it 2 weeks ago and still struggling despite a week of prednisone. It originally started on the side of the foot, then improved, and moved to the heel in her other foot, and now that's better, but is in the top of her foot. We were in for Tons of tests a week ago to a walk in type clinic but I'm going to take her back to her regular doctor again this week to confirm all the foot swelling is not related to heart since she's been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. ( the walk in dr said all looked good that day with her heart and felt it was gout). My mom has been under a tremendous amount of stress the last 2 years from a terrible bullying neighbor, my brother became terminally ill and we were told he was going to die. ( he hasn't yet). Shortly Before that she lost her dog of 13 years, my dad died, and sister died suddenly a few months after my dad. So my mom lives alone now and has gone through a lot recently before and after the gout and foot pain started. Can all that redness and swelling and foot pain really be tms? I'm going to ask her to read steve's book but I would love to hear of any other people's experience with something like this with their feet. Thank you.