Physiotherapy for TMJ at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC
Do you know which joint is used the most in the human body? You’re right! It’s your jaw joint! You use your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to eat, talk, breathe, and for facial expressions. But sometimes, that jaw joint starts to hurt. If it doesn’t go away quickly, you end up with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
It makes sense that pain and tenderness in your jaw could be the first symptom of TMJD, but that’s not the case. Many people don’t even have jaw pain. Here are some other symptoms:
- Jaw Clicking
- Jaw Popping Noises
- Grinding Your Teeth or Jaw
- Not Being Able to Open Your Mouth All the Way
- Your Jaw Opens Crooked (You might even be able to see it in the mirror as you open and close your mouth!)
- Not Being Able to Clench Your Jaw Fully
If you grind or clench your teeth, you are more likely to get TMJ Dysfunction. And that sets you up for jaw headaches, dizziness, ear pain, and even upper neck pain. Some TMJ patients have so much pain that they can’t eat, talk, or sing. And if you have ringing in your ears (Tinnitus), it might be from your TMJ dysfunction, too.
A TMJ Assessment at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC
Every case of TMJ is a little bit different. That’s why the process begins with a thorough assessment by your physiotherapist at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC. They then develop a comprehensive treatment plan which will likely include several physiotherapy modalities.
We take a multi-faceted approach to TMJ disorders at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC. Your physiotherapist will treat the inside and outside of your mouth to lessen the pain and spasms that make you uncomfortable.
Physiotherapy effectively treats TMJ disorder and related conditions like neck pain and headaches. So, call us today to make an appointment. Get a full assessment of your jaw pain to see how much relief you can get from TMJ therapy at Haney Physiotherapy in Maple Ridge, BC.