Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ) – Jaw Pain

Physical Therapy Plus can help patients that have TMD  dysfunction. Typical complaints of TMD (Jaw Pain) are:

  1. TMJ Pain (pain in the joint)
  2. Face or Jaw Pain
  3. Ear Pain
  4. Ringing in the Ears
  5. Dizziness
  6. Headache
  7. Joint Sounds (popping, clicking, or grinding)
  8. Muscle Pain and/or Tenderness
  9. Limited Mouth Opening or Closing, or Sideward Movements
  10. Neck Pain

The leading causes of jaw pain are:

  1. Myofascial pain – Discomfort or pain from the muscles that control jaw function and the neck and shoulder muscles.
  2. Internal derangement of the joint – a displaced disc, or injury to the jaw joint.
  3. Degenerative joint disease – such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint.

All of which can be treated effectively by a physical therapist.

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