Enrique, thank you very much for this series of posts on your achilles tendon pain. I've been feeling a burning/tearing sensation in my left achilles tendon this week, which I feel when I bend my foot a certain way, though most of the time I don't feel it. It's more scary than painful, because I'm afraid that I'm injured and that it may get worse if I don't ''do'' something. I've been a TMSer for decades, with the TMSer psychological profile and with many different symptoms. Achilles stiffness/pain has come and gone over the past seven years, and this is the first time it has had that burning sensation. Yet, I am not aware of anything I did to cause it other than generally being stiff in the backs of my legs. Your article is so helpful in reminding me that this is most likely TMS. Thanks also for the summary of Monte's work, I got the gist of it and benefit of it from your post.