Hello - I am the runner/triathlete who is always struggling with some sort of TMS. I've paid for 8 marathons and have only been able to run 4 of them the last 4 years. I recently had to drop out of my second half ironman triathlon due to severe right hip pain a couple weekends ago. I had an MRI on Monday and the official result is a compression stress fracture on the femoral neck. I have been in communication with one TMS doctor and he feels strongly it is TMS. He feels stress fractures are common and almost incidental, like herniated discs. He has worked with other athletes dealing with stress fractures and the pain went away quickly, making the diagnosis seem "silly". My pain is still quite present. It is very painful to put pressure on my leg/hip. I currently on crutches. My traditional sports doctor says I have a high risk stress fracture and have to be on crutches for at least 6 weeks. This is my worst nightmare. I can't even swim or bike at the moment, let alone running. Any opinions out there on stress fractures being merely TMS? I need to believe 100% this is TMS but am having difficulties. The TMS doc has great points on this being TMS. He makes some very convincing arguments. I have been going through a very tough time lately with my job and finances so it would make sense to be experiencing a high level of TMS. Thoughts?