Jaw pain / TMD
Jaw Pain / Temporomandibular dysfunction
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) or commonly called TMJ (referring to the temporomandibular joint), is a condition referring to pain or dysfunction of the jaw and facial muscles. This condition may impact critical daily activities including speech, eating and drinking.
Symptoms of TMD
Note that one does not need to present with every symptom listed to be considered suffering from TMD.
Causes of TMD
Initial physiotherapy intervention will involve an assessment to correctly diagnose the root cause of the pain/symptoms. The assessment will involve noting patient history, examining the mechanics of the jaw/face/neck. Once a diagnosis has been achieved, treatment techniques utilised may involve:
The physiotherapist then may suggest exercises to improve control of the jaw, behavioural changes to minimise further strain and postural and ergonomic support.
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