I didn't have pain early on like some report in tms cases, but i suffered from anxiety and depression much of my life; no doubt from childhood trauma. I've been going through pain for two years, but it started in one knee and then the other knee two months later. I feel intense stiffness in both knees all the time which I feel in my thighs as well. I work out regularly and no matter what I do, they will not loosen up! I pride myself in not going onto support groups talking about symptoms because I am highly suggestible, but this is the one symptom that is on my mind quite a bit because all the reading on tms, no one talks about tightness. The tightness makes it hard to walk most of the time, and I feel like I'm going to break from all the tightness in my knees, thighs. I've been through childhood trauma, and when this happened to my knees, I had a lot of things happen to me that were very very stressful, so I don't doubt that this could be or is tms. I've been through all the imaging, several surgeons, tons of alternatives and I've been through 6 or 7 physical therapists. According to Dr. Sarno, these are normal abnormalities. The last doctor said fibromyalgia. I am making some progress with my tms programs and gaining more and more knowledge, but when I read, most of my problem is extreme tightness and everyone is talking about "the back", "migraines"...I do have a thumb and ankle and butt and ankle that hurts on and off, but it's the stiffness...my low back and hips are also extremely stiff. I think I will accept tms if I know that others are experiencing this. There are no tms doctors in my area. Going to see a therapist, hopefully soon, that actually attending one of Dr. Sarno's lectures, so maybe she can help me work on my suppressed emotions. I know I've squashed my emotions down pretty deep. Could this be an anxiety disorder, or is this tms or is this all the same animal?