The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. This joint is in the front of the ears and can easily be located by opening and closing your mouth and feeling the joint with your fingers. When there is a problem with this joint, the muscles or the ligaments around the joint, the condition is known as TMJ or TMJ disorder.

When your TMJ becomes damaged or the surrounding muscles become stressed, you experience jaw pain. Within the Temporomandibular Joint there are moving parts that allow the upper jaw to close on the lower jaw (biting, chewing, talking and yawning). This is one of the most used joints in the body, so having pain in this location doesn’t go unnoticed.

What are common TMJ pain problems?

Temporomandibular Disorders fall into one of these three main categories:

  • Myofascial Pain
  • Internal Derangement of the Joint
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

How are jaw & TMJ problems diagnosed?

  • Clinical Exam
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

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Physical therapy treatments for TMJ pain and jaw injuries

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
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