There are times that I just have to laugh over the symptom imperative. My right achilles was swollen for the better part of 3 years. I received PT, orthotics, chiropractic, etc. And of course, there was never a solid reason for it. It pretty much looks normal now. Cue to the left achilles. I'm not kidding you. The swelling comes and goes. It was looking rather dramatic the other day. It's just ridiculous. I no longer panic when I feel the familiar tightness….I know it's TMS and it will settle down shortly. And it does. Another thing occurred to me today also. I've had leg pain return with a vengeance. Mostly in my calf…the darn shin splint that crippled me for over 10 years. It first started when we were selling our house and moving out of state. I think it was symbolic of a fear of moving forward. So here I am again. The "For Sale" sign is up and we're planning on moving out of state. I had to laugh when I realized the leg pain return isn't coincidental. (And btw, I can hardly wait to get out of here; there will be no tears shed when we leave. But yes, it is still stressful. ) I am so glad I know about TMS because I know I'd be chasing after PT again and more panicked than ever.