Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction commonly presents with difficulty chewing or yawning, jaw pain, or a clicking noise when opening and closing the mouth. TMJ dysfunction is a condition that causes pain and stiffness of the jaw joint and its surrounding muscles. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. If there is an injury to this joint or it becomes damaged in any way, TMJ dysfunction may develop. It’s important to realize that the temporomandibular joint is a complex and important structure comprised of bones, tendons, and muscles that may cause you to feel pain on one or both sides of the jaw. If you are suffering from TMJ dysfunction, or you think you might be, contact Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment and find relief.
Symptoms of this TMJ dysfunction include pain in the jaw, jaw popping, headaches, sore jaw muscles, locking of the jaw, pain in the temple, and earaches. There are many reasons why TMJ dysfunction may develop, but some common causes include misalignment of the teeth, gum chewing, arthritis, teeth grinding, or a jaw injury. Our physical therapist
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