I recovered successfully from RSI with Dr. Sarno's work in 2006 (after three years of RSI). I then had a few years of therapy which helped with the other equivalents (depression mainly and some anxiety). Then I sprained my ankle in summer 2012 and was a long time recovering. It was initially mis-treated as milder, but even after getting properly treated my recovery took longer than my podiatrist predicted. After about 9 months and some physical therapy I was doing much better, but had a relapse of significant swelling and pain in May just before I was supposed to go on a trip. No tissue damage was found and an MRI concluded that I had fluid in my ankle joint (gee thanks, I hadn't noticed!). More PT ensued but I was still having trouble with inflammation and pain after about a year despite it, although by that point I could get around town OK. After about a year I started to wonder if I had TMS again. I started to treat it more as if I did, and felt better almost immediately, recovering full functionality (modulo a bit of stiffness) in Sept 2013. Then in June 2014 I injured my ankle again in a different way (same ankle). I was recovering normally for about 3 months and got PT starting around 4-6 weeks after, and things seemed fine. Then I had a regression similar to the one in May 2013. Again no tissue damage was discerned although I didn't have an MRI and the swelling was moderated more quickly (after about a week). I went back to PT and "graduated" from it around Oct - Nov. I've been semi-OK since then but it was hard to turn up my activity as I still started getting more pain and heat quickly. In December I started looking at treating it as TMS again and again it was helpful, but I've had the worst time believing there's nothing wrong whenever I get a twinge! I didn't have such a hard time with RSI because there was never any macro-trauma, damage or injury. With my ankle, I definitely did have trauma and it didn't work right for a while, but the healing was never what it "should have been", even after tissue damage was abated, and TMS thought process often seems to work, so that's highly confirmatory. But in terms of habits, being "injured" for over a year and again for three months has really set the wrong kind of habits in motion as far as how I think about and treat my ankle. I'd been doing quite well - ramped up activity in December to where I wasn't planning or limiting my walking, just wasn't very ambitious. I've been traveling though and walking on a lot of uneven surfaces and it seems like I irritated something again. But did I or am I just stressed by being away from home? After developing bad habits with walking do I need treatment or do I need to forget about it and go back to normal activity? How do I stop worrying about irritating it or even respraining it (which is something that obviously can happen since it did). Has anyone had a situation like this? What helped you?