I've been suffering from chronic pain in my hands/wrists/forearms going on 6 years now. This pain started while working full time computer programming. This pain has been constant for all this time, though it gets worse with typing. I came across Dr. Sarno's books awhile back. I tried using the methods described in said books, but didn't seem to get anywhere in terms of managing my pain. I'm giving it another go though, and recently started reading Fred Amir's book. The biggest question I have though, is whether the pain I am experiencing is the sort of pain common to TMS. From what I've read, TMS pain seems to be described as a sharp, often debilitating pain. It also seems common that the pain moves around or ends up in multiple places around the body. The pain I've been experiencing can best be described as a dull ache. It's similar to what one experiences after going to the gym and overworking a muscle from exercise. The muscles are tight and inflamed. My hands are also cold, like they do not get enough blood. At no point has there been any numbness or tingling. If you were to massage the forearms, they feel "crunchy". It's also only in my arms... the rest of my body is more or less fine. I've been to several doctors, but all they do is prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and tell me to stop doing whatever is causing the pain. Anyways, I was hoping that there might be some people on here with similar kinds of pain that could share their experiences. Thanks!