I find myself increasingly frustrated with my patellar tracking disorder which means my knee cap doesn't sit in it's groove quite right. That being said I'm beginning to strongly suspect it's TMS. I've had mild pain for a couple of years now when I started bike riding more seriously. However, recently when I started squatting with a barbell I began to feel sharp pain in my knee (around three or four months ago). It came to a head two months ago when I tried to do a 200 lb leg press (something I've done before with only very slight pain) and I felt such bad pain that I stopped and went to physical therapy. Since then I've been spending around an hour a day doing exercises and icing my knee and if anything it's getting worse and definitely not better. I had wrist pain that was just like this for three years (I put a stop to that nonsense 6 months ago), that used up an hour of my time or more. I've stopped squatting, but I have started running which I can do with no or very minimal pain. That might be making it worse, maybe? My physical therapist says most people recover from this in around a month and for me it's been two with no improvement! I'm seriously thinking this is TMS and I want to stop wasting my time, like I did for my wrists. Does anyone have any experience with patellar tracking or advice or just confirmation that I am not in fact insane for wanting to stop my exercises? On another topic, around three weeks ago I started having really positive self-talk and I felt amazing my TMS was so much better I had so much energy (fatigue is my worst symptom) and I was happier than I'd been in years. That uh didn't last long. My tms is back full force and I feel like kind of a failure and my self-talk I mean it's better than it was before but it's still not great. Does anyone have any advice about how to get back to where I was before? I mean my self-talk basically alone made it 50% better I keep on doubting that it could possibly be that simple, can it? How do I prevent my perfectionistic, neurotic, self-loathing self from taking over again? Any advice is much appreciated thanks!