The pain and tenderness of TMJ dysfunction can be caused by the disc in the joint moving out of place and causing pressure on sensitive structures around the joint.
Other causes of TMJ Dysfunction include:
The pain of TMJ dysfunction can be sharp, searing and catching, or dull and constant. It can be extremely debilitating
Other symptoms include:
Are there treatment options?
Fortunately, a trained Physiotherapist can help by teaching you relaxation, stretching and strengthening exercises for the face, head and neck muscles. These exercises can also help to augment the effect of the appliance or mouth guard your dentist may have already provided to you.
Your program may include one or more of the following:
What can you expect?
At Kanata Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Clinic, you will work directly with a certified Physiotherapist, trained through post graduate course work, in the assessment and treatment of TMJ dysfunctions.
Your Physiotherapist will assess:
Following your assessment, your Physiotherapist will put you on a specific, individualized exercise program. You will continue to see your Physiotherapist to monitor and progress your program, and to provide you with the hands-on therapy you may require.
Your Physiotherapist will always be in contact with your dentist and/or specialist to coordinate your treatment with their recommendations.
To book an appointment with a Physiotherapist trained in the assessment and treatment of TMJ dysfunction please call (613) 599-8132 and request an appointment for TMJ or Jaw pain.