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meluveitie

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Posted - 12/04/2017 :  14:39:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all --

Trying to get some advice on this one. I have had TMS in the past with pelvic pain that has more or less resolved. A couple of weeks ago I got a very small tattoo on my ankle that within 24 hours led to some pretty achy/throbbing pain right in the sole/arch of my foot. I figured she probably hit a nerve or there was an infection. I took antibiotics (found out later the test for infection was negative anyway) and the pain is still there and seems to be worsening recently (I had a few good days last week where it barely hurt and it just started amping up again over the last few days). Weird thing is I also feel some pain in my right foot too, and pain kind of going up my calf muscle. My mind is thinking it's still an infection or nerve damage that they just haven't found. I'm not sure if I should keep investigating this (or with what kind of doctor?) or if this could possibly be a TMS equivalent. I know some pain after a tattoo is normal but not for 2 weeks after. I also seem to be a "slow healer" as the tattoo is still red even though there's no bacterial infection present. Any input would be appreciated!

tennis tom

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Posted - 12/04/2017 :  16:37:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by meluveitie

...(found out later the test for infection was negative anyway)

... Weird thing is I also feel some pain in my right foot too, and pain kind of going up my calf muscle.

...My mind is thinking it's still an infection or nerve damage that they just haven't found.

...I'm not sure if I should keep investigating this (or with what kind of doctor?)

...or if this could possibly be a TMS equivalent.



Good question!--a first here, tattoo-TMS. You got it checked out by a physician and the test for infection came back NEGATIVE! What makes you not believe it? Keep getting it checked out by competent doctors or medical professionals--preferably a TMS physician, there's lists of them here and at the TMS Wiki.

I'm only a tennis player, but it seems improbable that if it were an infection it would somehow be transmitted from one foot to the other without it having to present in all the anatomy inbetween, i.e.; your opposite foot wouldn't get infected just because it's contiguous and touching your other foot. With ALL the tattoo's I'm seeing and huge ones even on grandmas these days, I hope a little one like yours wouldn't become a big problem--but keep getting it checked out until you're convinced it's not.

As far as it being TMS, as Dr. Sarno told a member here once, I believe it was to Icelikeaninja : "If he had to write about everything that could be TMS, he wouldn't have time to do anything else."

There is a TMS complementary book about skin disorders called "SKIN DEEP", you may want to check out too.

By all means keep getting it checked out until you are convinced it's nothing serious, preferably by an objective TMS doctor.

G'luck!
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tennis tom

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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  12:38:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - tennis tom on 12/05/2017 12:42:46
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