My question is for those who had experiences with knee surgeries. My partner is a former ultra-marathoner. He had a meniscus surgery about 15 years ago, then returned to running and ran multiple 55K races in the mountains in his 60-ies. He is definitely not a hypochondriac and knows well how to push through pain until it no longer hurts. He has had very difficult last 3 years, including multiple serious illnesses and retirement, on top of the pandemic and other factors. He is very stressed out right now for a number of reasons. In the past few weeks he started complaining about a dull pain in that same knee. He is generally skeptical about TMS, although he agreed with me on a few occasions that the pains he had at the moment were TMS-related. He also told me that his knee pain that led to the surgery could have been TMS because it happened when he had very difficult period in his life. He outright does not agree with me that this current pain could also be TMS. When we go hiking, it does not hurt much when we go uphill, but downhill is killing him. He says that stretching helps for a short period of time. I am reluctant to push him to accept that it is TMS. Do you think it could be TMS? What if it really is physical now that his knee was compromised by the surgery? He says that after the surgery his knee was never the same and he always "feels it" (he can't really explain well what it means), whether it hurts at the moment or does not. Thanks in advance to all the respondents!