What is TMJ and how does Physiotherapy help heal Jaw pains?
TMJ is a condition that affects the joint connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJ can cause pain and inflammation in the joint and difficulty opening and closing the mouth, pain with chewing, yawing, and can also have headaches and neck stiffness along with Jaw pain.
Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for TMJ, providing relief from pain and helping to improve jaw function.
One of the main benefits of physiotherapy is that it can help relieve pain. This may include exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the jaw joint, as well as techniques to improve your posture and alignment, along with pain, Inflammation is also a common symptom of TMJ. Your physical therapist may use modalities such as heat or ice to help reduce inflammation. People with TMJ often find relief from these treatments.
Wrote by: Nikitha Badhe- PT