What is Bursitis & do you have it??

What is Bursitis? Aching, inflamed, and painful joints can often be mistaken for arthritis, but what might really be happening in your body is a case of bursitis. Although bursitis does result in joint pain, it is a condition that concerns the bursae within the joints. Momentum Physical Therapy is here to help you learn more [...]

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Neck Pain, Headaches, and TMJ… Oh My!

Have you ever suffered from persistent headaches? Ever had a headache caused by TMJ? Or perhaps you’ve heard the technical term “temporomandibular disorder” aka TMD? Headaches are a common issue with TMJ syndromes. How Do You Know If It's A TMJ Headache? TMJ headaches are usually dull, tight, and aching headaches vs migraines, which are usually [...]

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on Neck Pain, Headaches, and TMJ… Oh My!

Back Pain

Given that roughly 85% of people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it is surprising to learn that there is so much confusion about back pain. Go online and search for “Back Pain” and you’ll find research articles, pain management doctors, as well as back surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Low Back Pain, Pain|Comments Off on Back Pain

Who Is More Susceptible To Chronic Pain?

Most pain goes away after an injury heals, but sometimes the pain can keep coming back for months - or even years. If you’ve ever wondered why you seem to have chronic pain more than the people around you, it may be because you are more susceptible to it. Chronic pain is a sensitivity problem, not [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Pain|Comments Off on Who Is More Susceptible To Chronic Pain?

How Can I Get Physical Therapy?

Many people often ask us, ‘How can I get Physical Therapy?’ This is a great question and we think it is important for the community to know what needs to be done in order to receive the great benefits of Physical Therapy. In Texas, Physical Therapists have a limited form of direct access. Direct access refers [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|Categories: Low Back Pain, Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on How Can I Get Physical Therapy?

What You Need to Know About Shin Splints

Shin splints is one of those old health terms that pop up from time to time, like “lumbago.” Lumbago refers to low back pain, which actually can be caused by different things. The most effective treatments of low back pain are aimed at fixing the cause of the problem. Shin splints are no different and are [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Pain|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Shin Splints

What is Bursitis?

What is a Bursa? A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that is near a particular type of joint. These bursae function to decrease the friction for tendons and provide a cushion around many joints. The knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip joints all have bursae. What is Bursitis? Bursitis is a term used to describe an [...]

By |June 19th, 2013|Categories: Ask An Expert, Injury Prevention, Pain, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on What is Bursitis?

Stress Fractures

Most bone fractures occur due to a traumatic or violent injury. But this is not true of all fractures. In fact, most of us have heard about stress fractures, but they remain a mystery to many. Stress fractures occur slowly, due to repetitive stresses or repeated activities. Stress fractures occur most commonly in sports and are [...]

By |April 30th, 2013|Categories: Ask An Expert, Pain, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Stress Fractures

What is an ACL Tear? Part II

We often hear about professional athletes tearing or straining their knee or “blowing out their knee.” During those sideline or post-game reports, we often hear the announcer use three letters to describe the knee injury. This leaves most of us knowing the athlete hurt their knee and they will be out for a long while. Anterior [...]

Neck Treatment – Physical Therapy Better than Medicine

Looking for a quick fix for your neck pain?  A report in US News and World Report on January 2, 2012 detailed mounting evidence for the benefit of manual physical therapy for neck treatment.  The report summarizes a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that shows that manual physical therapy of the neck resulted in [...]

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What is an ACL Tear? Part I

Reading about sports players tearing their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL is nothing new. We've all seen the headlines or known someone who has had this type of injury. But do you know how ACL tears happen and how you could avoid one? ACL tears are common in professional and recreational sports, here are a few articles [...]

Cervicogenic Headaches: Explained

Headaches are very common and seem to pop-up out of nowhere at times. These pains can be very easy to get rid of or tend to hang around for a bit. One of the most common types of headaches is the Cervicogenic type. What Are Cervicogenic Headaches? There are many types of headaches and each of [...]

By |December 7th, 2011|Categories: Headache, Neck Pain, Pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cervicogenic Headaches: Explained

How Your Office Chair Affects Your Neck & Back

Have you ever had pain that seemed to be caused by sitting? Have you ever thought that the chair or the position of the chair may have caused your pain? People are very different, chairs are very different, but the way we set up our chairs should be focused on placing our bodies in the best [...]

By |December 7th, 2011|Categories: Injury Prevention, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Pain, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Your Office Chair Affects Your Neck & Back

Frequently Asked Questions: Physical Pain

Pain is such a negative experience and no one wants to go through it. It can be as little as a paper cut or even severe knee pain. Even though physical pain is something we experience throughout our entire life most people do not know its importance or process.  Here are some common questions you might [...]

By |December 6th, 2011|Categories: Pain|Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions: Physical Pain

What Exactly Is TMD?

Have you, or anyone you know, noticed pain or discomfort around your jaw area? If so you might have Temporomandibular Disorder, otherwise known as TMD. This is a general term for a variety of possible conditions that may include spasm of the jaw muscles or cracking and popping. If you have TMD it is most likely [...]

By |December 6th, 2011|Categories: Pain, Physical Therapy, TMJ|Comments Off on What Exactly Is TMD?
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