Physiotherapy for TMJ at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey
Do you know which joint is used the most in the human body? You’re right! It’s your jaw joint! You use your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to eat, talk, breathe, and for facial expressions. But when that well-used joint starts to hurt, it may not go away quickly. Then, the pain and discomfort become Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
Pain in your jaw is a common symptom of TMJ dysfunction, but many people have others instead of or in addition to the discomfort. Here are some other symptoms:
- Clicking of your jaw
- Your jaw makes a popping noise
- Your jaw or teeth are grinding
- You can’t open your mouth all the way
- Your jaw deviates when opening – enough that you can see your mouth opening crooked in the mirror
- Not being able to clench your jaw fully
If you grind or clench your teeth, you are more likely to get TMJ Dysfunction. And that sets you up for jaw headaches, dizziness, ear pain, and even upper neck pain. Some TMJ patients have so much pain that they can’t eat, talk, or sing. And if you have ringing in your ears (Tinnitus), it might be from your TMJ dysfunction, too.
A TMJ Assessment at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage in Surrey
Every case of TMJ is a little bit different. That’s why the process begins with a thorough assessment by your physiotherapist at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage. They then develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is likely to include several physiotherapy modalities.
At Amari Physiotherapy & Massage, we take a multi-faceted approach to TMJ disorders. Your physiotherapist treats inside and outside your mouth, which lessens the pain and undoes spasms that add to the discomfort.
Physiotherapy effectively treats TMJ disorder and related conditions like neck pain and headaches. So, call us today to make an appointment. Get a full assessment of your jaw pain to see how much relief you can get from TMJ therapy at Amari Physiotherapy & Massage.