Well the pain seems to be a good deal better. EMDR must surely at least be partly to thank. I am still aware of the pain, but can sit through it more than I could. I just kind of let myself go with it: 'notice it' as the therapist said.
EMDR is not a quick fix, and you need to be prepared to accept what you may think is not possible. Believe that a weird system of finger wagging or tapping can help heal you.
I am now going to reintroduce my stretches and magnesium foot soaks and see if that helps the residual pain.
We are in the process of moving house, so I'll have to factor in my stress levels. I am feeling optimistic though for the first time in a very long time.
I would recommend EMDR to anyone who feels they may have deep buried feelings of anger, guilt, hurt, anything that could have 'messed' with your head or heart at some point in your life. The body is such an amazing and complex thing, and therefore we need to believe that it is capable of many things including healing itself, or at least trying.