TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ)

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) consist of joints connecting the jawbone to the skull, which are directly in front of the earlobe.  This joint is used many times during the day when we talk, yawn, eat, drink or chew, which makes it susceptible to pain and possible dislocation.

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION (TMD)

TMJ dysfunction can be caused by the disc in the joint moving out of place and causing pressure on sensitive structures and muscles around the joint.

 

HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS HELP?

The temporomandibular joint can be a complicated area and when there is an injury or distress to this joint, the treatment process can be intricate which is why we take a multidisciplinary approach.

By working alongside with your physician and dentist, this will allow us to ensure the best treatment possible to resolve your TMJ problems.  Our aim is to restore the joint to normal function and the subsequent muscles that are associated with it.

 

 

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