What is Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction?
It refers to pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.
Can physiotherapy help people with TMJ Dysfunction?
Yes. Physiotherapy treatment can help reduce the pain and movement problems associated with TMJ dysfunction.
What are the causes of TMJ Dysfunction?
Pain and movement problems
Internal derangement in the joint
Other types of arthritis
Looseness of the jaw
Jaw clenching and teeth grinding
How do I know if I have TMJ Dysfunction?
You will experience the following symptoms:
Dull, aching pain in the jaw, face, ear, and teeth
Pain may spread to the scalp, neck or shoulders
Some people experience headaches
Pain is worse when chewing, yawning or talking for a long time
Jaw muscle tenderness
Noise in the joint
Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
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