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While you might have heard people talk about their TMJ, that’s short for the Temperomandibular Joint; the problems and pain they are suffering from is actually a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), occurs when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw isn’t working properly. This hinge is one of the most complex joints in the body, responsible for moving the lower jaw forward, backward and side-to-side.
When you have TMD, it feels like your jaw is popping or clicking or even getting stuck for a moment. The exact cause of this misalignment is often impossible to determine. At IMPACT Physical Therapy, we can develop a program for you that includes techniques for regaining normal jaw movement.
TMD disorders have many signs and symptoms. Your dentist can diagnose TMD by taking a complete medical and dental history and appropriate X-rays.
The focus of physical therapy for TMD is relaxation, stretching, and releasing tight muscles. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery from TMD, as it helps relieve muscle tightness.
Physical therapy techniques may include:
Physical therapy is frequently used in combination with medicine, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or muscle relaxants. It may be recommended if symptoms are not relieved with home treatment and are related to muscle tension, and it Is used after surgery to promote healing and reduce pain and swelling.
The therapists at IMPACT Physical Therapy have extensive experience in techniques to relieve the pain of TMD. If you are suffering with jaw pain of any kind, contact us to get the relief you need.