Hometown physio 300A

 

 Hometown physio 300A

 

TMJ Disfunction

TMJ Disfunction

TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) Dysfunction is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic pain of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move your jaw).

The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw (mandible) to the side of your skull.

When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew and yawn.

For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause stiff jaw muscles, pain that travels through your face, jaw and/or neck, limited movement or locking of your jaw, painful popping or clicking in your jaw.

Also it may cause a change in the way your upper and lower teeth fit together.

Treatment for TMJ dysfunction may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating softer foods or applying ice packs, or more specialized treatments, including manual therapy and Intramuscular Stimulation or acupuncture.

Your Physiotherapist will give you home exercises as well.

The Hometown Physiotherapy, Sports Injury & Massage clinics offer a full range of physiotherapy, rehabilitation and sport medicine services. We welcome those who have sustained injuries through WSIB and motor vehicle accidents.

All of our clinics are physiotherapist-owned.
Our caring and professional staff take pride in leading you on the road to your recovery.