JAW PAIN

Physiotherapy For TMJ & Jaw Pain in Melbourne

Causes of TMJ Pain

The TMJ is located in front of each ear. Pain in this joint is common and affects women more than men.

Causes include:

  • Dental work
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Nail biting
  • Chewing gum or hard foods
  • Car accident, air bags
  • Blunt force to the face, soccer ball, punch, etc
  • Sport
  • Arthritis
  • Disc tears or movement

Signs & Symptoms of TMJ/Jaw Disorders

  • Clicking
  • Popping
  • Muscle spasm
  • Locked jaw, unable to open and close your mouth
  • Facial deformity, or swelling
  • Tenderness over the jaw joint in front of the ear
  • Toothache or ear pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the neck

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TMJ Therapy

If you are suffering from any of these signs or symptoms, know that you are not alone. At our TMJ clinic in Carnegie, Melbourne, we have TMJ Physios who are highly qualified to assess, diagnose and treat jaw joint pain or TMJ pain. Not all physios are experienced in this treatment. It is important to find the right one. Do not delay call us now !!

TMJ Physiotherapy Treatment involves:

  • Mobilisation of the joint
  • Massage to the muscles of the jaw
  • Neck treatment, as mostly your neck is part of the problem
  • Dry Needling
  • Heat
  • Home exercises and stretching
  • Possible referral to a dentist to be fitted with an occlusion splint
  • Advice on good posture
  • Advice on good sleeping positions and pillows

If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.

 

 

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