I am a first time poster. I am 42 and was introduced to Sarno's concepts over 10 years ago. I fit the personality profile to a 'T' and realise now that my shin splints, planter fascitus, ITB pain that I endured during my early basketball career was all TMS. I had crippling back pain for months when my mother was diagnosed with cancer and neck pain that flares up when I am stressed. I stopped my osteopath and massage therapy and re-read the books or go to counselling when the pain lasts for longer than a couple of weeks. My question is this. Last April I tore my ACL in my left knee and had a huge bucket handle tear in my meniscus. They removed a large portion of my meniscus and repaired my knee ligament. I was told I could not run again because of lack of cartilage otherwise I would be looking at a knee replacement before I was 50. My rehab has been very slow and I have really struggled with not being able to exercise. Eights months into my rehab when I started to attempt squats when my right knee started to swell and become very painful. An MRI revealed severe osteoarthritis and a bone bruise. I have a fabulous physician who said surgery is not effective and to just go back to basics, bike with less intensity and take it really easy. Maybe down the trck we could look at steroid injection or a lubricant injection for the joint. Last night I picked up one of Sarno's books and the light went off! My husband has decided to quit his very well paid, family friendly job because he does not feel challenged. He has no job to go to but is not worried. We have a massive mortgage and I start back at work in a few months and I realise I am furious because I think he is selfish to quit this great job. Is this the source of my knee pain?? It usually manifests in my neck. Do I ignore the warning of the surgeon and just run, exercise through the pain because it's TMS? What about the bone bruising? The physician told me that he had a young athlete with less cartilage than me who returned to running and that they just don't know enough about how knees react to training. Thinking back this is a major clue that it should not cause pain. He also said that the injections work for some and not others. I also found a youtube presentation from a surgeon who said that 42% of all patella femoral arthritis patients have psychiatric problems!! This all seems to make sense to me. Any feedback would be welcomed! I cannot seem to find any information on bone bruising and would love to hear from others (40+) who were told not to run because of osteo -arthritis of the knee but are now successfully running. Thank you!