Saturday, March 11, 2006

Is TMS For Real?

I finished my RW mag yesterday on the plane. My 4:02p flight from JFK-DFW was finally pushing off at 7:30p (we had to switch planes on the ground after they found an oil leak on the first plane). But now the pilot tells us we're like #19 for takeoff ...

So I'm reading this stuff about
TMS and how some forms of pain are not physical but psychological. I wish it wasn't apropos, but I just developed a bum knee this past week, the first time I've ever had anything close to resembling an injury. I ran 6 on Tue, no problem. I ran 6 again on Thu and at the turnaround in Central Park, my left knee started hurting. I managed to make it back to my hotel, but the stairs up and down the subway later were good for a couple of near-miss stumbles!

I'm thinking/hoping it's just a small case of patella tendinitis, and a little rest will do. But does anyone believe this TMS stuff? Somehow I'm not ready to begin deep soul-searching therapy for my knee just yet! What do you think?

8 comments:

susie said...

I haven't read it yet, but I, too, have a new knee twinge. I'm going to ice it and hope it disappears!

Susan said...

I have no clue, but if you find out - let me know.

Anne said...

I read that same article and wondered how many people with real injuries-in-the-making will now initially pass them off as "all in the head." Granted, when things are going wrong in your life, it's easy to focus or drum up physical pain as well. But when your knee is screaming to stop or else, I think you need to rest, ice and listen to what your body, not your mind, is trying to tell you.

Rae said...

Hmmm, I haven't gotten that far either. I think some pains are in the head, but others are definately not. I think it depends on the pain and just how "sharp" it is.

Yvonne said...
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Yvonne said...

Since runners love to run, and injuries stop us running, I for one, doubt this theory for us at least. My left knee is bad too right now, and the subway steps are my worst problem. Good luck with it!

TriSaraTops said...

Hmmmm...I don't know much about TMS. Ice, rest, and ibuprofin have done the trick with me whenever I feel a little twinge. Hope it feels better soon!

Black Knight said...

We were making the same thing in the same moment: reading the last RW magazines on the airplane!