Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. It allows for you to be able to chew, talk, or yawn. Problems with jaw or muscles of the face are commonly referred to as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.


Symptoms of TMJ Disorders: 

• Pain or achiness into the ear 

• Pain or difficulty chewing 

• Facial pain 

• Popping, clicking, or locking of the jaw with opening or closing your mouth

• Swelling along the side of your face

• Fatigue of the face muscles

• Toothaches, headaches, neck or upper body pain


Common treatment includes:

• Full examination of the cervical, jaw, and upper body region

• Strength Training of the neck and facial muscles

• Ultrasound

• Moist Heat

• TENs

• Postural Corrections

• Patient Education


For more information, you can visit https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tmj/symptoms-causes/syc-20350941