Clicking, locking, popping, or pain in your jaw?
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Personalized Treatment for Your TMJ / TMD
Your physiotherapist will assess the movement and alignment of your neck and jaw looking for tightness and imbalances in the muscles and restrictions in the joints. An individualized treatment plan will then be developed with you. When necessary, your physio will contact your dentist and / or specialist to coordinate your treatment with their recommendations if needed.
Get Fast, Gentle Relief from Jaw Pain
TMD can have a huge impact on your ability to chew, laugh and talk. When such frequent, repetitive movements are painful it can leave you super irritable and agitated throughout your day. Our TMJ physios in Victoria, BC are here to help you quickly get relief from jaw pain so you can get back to living your life while feeling your best.
Treatment may consist of one or more of the following:
- Stretching and strengthening exercises of the jaw, head and neck.
- Postural correction, relaxation and breathing exercises.
- Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) or acupuncture.
- Soft tissue release of the muscles surrounding the TMJ.
- Manual stretches, mobilizations/manipulation of the jaw and neck joints.
SYMPTOMS OF TMJ / TMD DisorderHere are some common symptoms and signs you may experience…
- Pain in the face, jaw or teeth
- Ear pain or fullness in the ears
- Clicking, grating, and/or popping sounds
- Face and mouth may swell or feel thicker
- Teeth might not fit together properly and your bite might feel off
- Trouble opening, chewing, yawning or talking
- Headaches or dizziness
What exactly is TMJ / TMD?
The jaw joints, also known as the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), are one of the most complex joints in our body. The joint connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of the ear and is involved in many functions including eating, speaking, facial expressions and more importantly breathing.
You have two temporo-mandibular joints, one on each side of your jaw, comprised of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones. Unfortunately this joint is a common area for reoccurring jaw pain.
TMD stands for temporomandibular dysfunction and is the more current term used to describe dysfunction with the temporomandibular joints.
YOUR VICTORIA TMJ / TMD PHYSIO TEAM
Mary Wong Colebrook
B.Sc. PT, CAFCI, CGIMS
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