The 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:
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:
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.
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.