I have been struggling with various foot/ankle pain for about 4+ years. This last year, I've also developed shoulder, neck and elbow pain. I've gone to podiatrists, and an orthopedist, had several rounds of physical therapy and chiropractic sessions. I've had massage and tried a naturalist's supplement recommendations. The pain has always been elusive, springing up in different places, responding well to some initial treatment or therapy and then coming back, and generally goes away while on vacation. I've been told it is plantar fasciitus, had surgery for bone spurs on the side of my foot, and have had some doctors quite puzzled. I've had x-rays, MRI's, thorough blood tests, and a CAT scan (sp). I've been reading and studying about TMS. It sounds like I fit a lot of the profile for having it. A big stumbling block I'm having for buying into it completely is that the writings always say it has to be diagnosed. There isn't a physician within a thousand miles of me that I can find to diagnose this. I spoke to the orthopedist about it and he thinks it sounds like a reasonable explanation for my problems (that and a tight calf muscle which he highly recommends I keep stretching). He was very interested in the TMS and I gave him Dr. Sarno's contact information. He told me I'd be welcome to visit with him regarding my process with TMS. Even though I tell myself there is nothing really structurally wrong and no tumors, etc. as they would show up in all the tests I've had, I am finding not having an actual official diagnosis is hold me back a bit. Any suggestions?