Do you have any discomfort or pain while having your meals or yawing? Have you noticed any click noise while chewing or speaking? you might suffer from Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), also known as “TMJ” dysfunction. You may have jaw popping issue for years and might have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder and need help to relieve your problem. Just to let you know that you are not alone and up to 25% of all Canadians suffer from some form of TMJ disorder.
Causes of TMJ dysfunction including but not limited to:
- Teeth grinding/clenching
- Chronic stress
- Erosion of the disk cartilage
Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction vary based on the cause and may include:
- Decreased movement of the jaw
- Jaw pain
- Locking of the jaw
- Popping or clicking sound of the jaw
- Headache or severe pain around the ear
How does physiotherapy can help for TMJ dysfunction?
Physiotherapy is one the most common recommended non-surgical treatment for TMJ dysfunction. At Oriole Physiotherapy, one of our experienced physiotherapists will assess your jaw to evaluate its range of motion and all the muscles connected to your TM joint. Initial assessment will cover your neck movements, Jaw ROM, Posture evaluation and all medical information related to your jaw problem. After gathering information, a tailored program will be created to treat your symptoms. To treat your TMJ disorder, we provide Evidence-Based Therapy such as: Manual therapy, Neck and jaw stretching & strengthening exercises, Myofascial release, Ultrasound, Laser, and Home-based, Self-administered Exercise Program.
Call us today at (416) 221-0772 to schedule an appointment.