I have been experiencing pain in the balls of my feet now since around 02/16/2016. I know I was under a huge amount of stress just having Lung surgery in December and I was still very worried about pains I was having in my lungs. Thats when the ball of foot pain began. I had the same foot pain during my other big TMS episode back in 2013 but I didn't pay much attention as I was fixated on another worse pain so it went away. This time around, it appears to have gotten worse and with no other pain to focus on it has persisted. It is very mild, maybe a 3 out 10 pain scale. Feels like I am walking on tiny pebbles or that my foot is bruised. It also feels like my feet are more sensitive. I know I have done everything to help condition my subconscious. I got on the internet and saw nerve damage symptoms from diabetes. I ran out and bought a glucose tester and began testing my sugars to see if I had diabetes. I became worried that maybe I had nerve damage. So I made the mistake of going to a podiatrist when the symptoms were mild. One podiatrist said it was a pinched nerve in my foot and gave me shots and x-rays. I thought he was very aggressive so I went to a second who didnt even touch my feet. He said he things I have nerve damage from the antibiotics from my surgery. Ever since he said that I can't get nerve damage out of my mind. I was very anxious initially but began to think psychological about the pain and things appeared better. I have had a few periods where I have had no pain for 4 days in a row and then boom it comes back. It appears to be better standing barefoot on a hard floor and worse in my tennis shoes. I know I have given my mind all the proof its needs to think its nerve damage because I check my feet constantly. I know that I have TMS and have beaten it before but this time I am struggling. I am on cloud nine when things are good but then I have a 4 day spell where they hurt and I starting wondering if maybe it is nerve damage. I know that no doctor is gonna say for certain that I don't have nerve damage and I wont have tests for such mild pain. I want to commit and fully believe its TMS but just can't get over the hump.