My apologies for getting back to what I've already mentioned in another post but I do think it might deserve a separate discussion. So, do any of you find yourselves in a pattern: minor injury -> injury-related pain -> obsessive thinking about the injury -> pain stays for good instead of going away? This happens to me all the time: - I bent my knee incorrectly when playing football = pain lasting 4 years now - I hiked for 80 kms with a heavy backpack = pain in the shoulder for almost 2 years now - I straightened my finger excessively = pain in the finger for almost a year now - I made a sudden move with my hand when fooling around = pain in the back for 6 months now - I clumsily kicked with my leg while exercising = pain in the left knee for 2 months now - Yesterday, while running, I got a cramp in my buttock = ??? I'm really trying to stay active but it seems every activity I take leads to some permanent pain. I find it difficult to not stress out about it while collecting all those pains throughout the years. No therapist has been able to help with any of the mentioned pains despite my countless visits to them at one point (I must have visited about 10 different therapists, each with their own approach). What's curious, they don't really see any structural problem and they say my muscles aren't even that tense . They're all perplexed and amazed that their methods don't work on any of my pain. Yes, I know I shouldn't be focusing on the pain etc. but I've been wondering how common this issue is in TMS and I guess I'm looking for some reinforcement at this point.