Back in 1996, I hurt my back while doing some heavy squats in the gym. The pain became chronic and gradually grew worse over the next three years. I tried everything... PT, massage, acupuncture, inversion, pain pills, you name it. Nothing worked. I was young and healthy and the docs couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I hit rock bottom and ran out of options. The pain, and more importantly, the fear of the pain, dominated my life. And then I found Dr. Sarno's book. I literally had chills as I read it. He described my personality to a T. Finally, a diagnosis that made sense. My pain was gone within a week. Sure, my back will be a bit sore from time to time if I strain it while exercising, but the pain goes away quickly and never becomes chronic. My body always heals itself, just like it's supposed to. I never figured out what was bothering me in the subconscious. I didn't need to. Just exposing my pain as a fraud created as a mental diversion did the trick. Dr. Sarno's book gave me my life back!!! As the years passed, I basically forgot about TMS. Fast forward to several months ago. My right knee has started to ache when I jog. I finally went to check it out and my x-rays were negative. The doc said my knee looks great and said I was probably just suffering from some tendonitis in my quadriceps tendon (right above my knee cap). I started to go to PT and it's not working. It's getting worse. And now my left knee hurts too!! I've been spending more and more time researching treatments, considering an MRI, watching PT videos on YouTube, etc. This morning, I woke up and immediately thought about my knees, even though they didn't hurt at the time. After a couple minutes thinking about them, they started to hurt. And then I've had my Deja Vu moment. I've been here before. But at least now, I know what it is and I know how to fix it. I just have to ignore it, quit all the excess therapy, stretching, etc., and resume my regular fitness schedule. The pain should be gone in no time. I guess I forgot that TMS is capable of bouncing around the body, so initially, TMS didn't cross my mind. I'm a little worried that I've had a recurrence. Consciously, I've been suffering from a lot of stress and anxiety at work. God knows what could be going on in my subconscious. It makes me wonder if I shouldn't try to get to the bottom of the problem and figure out what's going on in my subconscious. For my back pain, knowledge of TMS was enough to cure me. I'm hoping for the same result with my knee pain. I'll know in a week or so. Have any of you met with a qualified psychologist. Have any of you tried hypnotherapy? I know I need to work on my mind, not my body. I'm just not sure how to go about doing that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!