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TMJ Pain Treatment in Toronto

TMJ Pain Treatment

TMJ painThe Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone that lies in front of the ears on either side. This joint, along with surrounding muscles and tendons, controls the movement of the jaw. Muscular imbalance in the jaw or the neck leads to TMJ dysfunction, which is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Pain in and around the ears
  • Pain while chewing food
  • Facial pain
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth

The cause of TMJ dysfunction is often not clear; however, there are a few factors that combine increase the risk of an individual for developing the condition. These include:

  • Arthritis
  • Jaw injury
  • Bruxism – Repetitive clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Connective tissue diseases

While TMJ dysfunction is considered to be a dental tissue, physiotherapy is known to be beneficial in the management of the condition. Some of the techniques that physiotherapists use to improve the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, and low-level laser therapy.

Common Treatment Options

  • Specific jaw and face muscle exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound
  • Manual therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • TENS

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Physiotherapists Treat TMJ & Jaw Pain

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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