also known as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
It refers to a cluster of conditions that causes pain around the ear, over the jaw joint. It usually involves local inflammation in the jaw joint.
However, many conditions can mimic TMJ dysfunction, such as neck headache, sinusitis and rotator cuff strain (shoulder).
- Teeth grinding habit especially when sleeping
- Holding mouth open for prolonged periods of time such as dental procedure
- Unbalance use of jaw such as always chew on one side
- Trauma such as a strong hit to the chin during a tackle
- Pain over jaw joint
- Locked Jaw
- Clicky or Popping Jaw
- Headache and neck pain
- Comprehensive head-to-toe assessment to find out the causes of your discomfort and all related contributing factors
- Advice and education on proper chewing habits and stress relief strategies
- 100% Hands-on treatment to help address any mobility issues related to nerves, muscles and joints
- An individualized home exercise program is prescribed to enable self-management
Generally, the longer you have had the injury, the longer it will take to recover. Most of the time, you may assume things will get better by themselves with enough rest. But this is rarely the case, especially if your pain or other symptoms are stopping you from doing what you normally able to do. So, take action and get back doing what you love as soon as possible.