TMJ & TMD Physiotherapy
What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a painful condition in which the temporomandibular joint, the main joint in the mouth, is overworked or misaligned. The TMJs are among the most complex joints in the body. These joints, along with several muscles, allow the mandible to move up and down, side to side, and forward and back. When these structures are not aligned, nor synchronized in movement, several problems may occur.
What is temporomandibular disorder (TMD)?
TMD is the term used to refer to the various disorders that can affect the TMJ. The TMJ can be damaged by an injury, or due to overuse, infection, or even deterioration due to an autoimmune disease like arthritis. TMD is usually characterized by symptoms like pain in the jaw and face, locking or clicking of the jaw when moving it, tenderness of the jaw muscles, muscle spasms, and difficulty chewing.
What causes TMJ pain?
There are a number of causes and frequently it is a combination of these rather than one single cause:
- Trauma, for example a blow to the jaw either directly to the joint or elsewhere on the jaw.
- Overactivity of the jaw muscles. This can occur from continuous clenching or grinding the teeth.
- Wear and tear of the cartilage inside in the joint
- Increased sensitivity to pain linked to stress
What are the aims of Physiotherapy treatment?
- Relief pain
- Minimize stiffness
- Restore normal function and mobility
Our Pricing Plan
- Private - Initial$89.00