Pain at the Jaw (TMJ) Treatment
Pain at the jaw (TMJ) disorders can cause pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) -
the joint where the lower jawbone meets the skull. This joint is what
allows you to talk and chew.
A variety of problems can cause pain at the jaw: an injury to the area, arthritis or grinding or clenching your teeth.
You may have a pain at the jaw disorder if you experience:
- Pain when opening or closing your mouth
- Pain when chewing food
- Trouble fully opening your mouth
- Painful clicking and/or popping of the jaw
Our therapists at Therapy Plus - Downtown & Westdale locations specialize in TMJ disorders and jaw pain treatment, which includes:
- A thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your TMJ problems
- Education about TMJ anatomy and function
- Exercises and manual techniques to improve function and decrease pain
such as an ultrasound (with or without hydrocortisone cream) or
iontophoresis may also be used to decrease inflammation.