Tempromandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)

In our team of physiotherapists, we have a wide range of specialist expertise in treating Tempromandibular Joint Pain (TMJ).

 

The TMJ is used when we talk, yawn, eat, drink or chew. The TMJ is a complex joint. Problems with the TMJ include ear pain; facial pain; sore or tender jaw muscles; pain while swallowing, yawning, talking or chewing; jaw popping, clicking or locking.

 

TMJ problems can be caused by a range of factors such as movement of the disc, clenching or teeth grinding, stress, or injury. TMJ pain can be sharp or dull, intermittent or constant and it can be extremely debilitating.

 

Physiotherapy can help TMJ problems through the use of appropriate exercises to strengthen the jaw and neck. Modern techniques and the development of correct posture can assist in improving the healing process.

 

Shockwave therapy treats various problems within soft tissue areas which have proved resistant to more conventional treatments, such as tennis elbow, Achilles or patella tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

 

Find out more about shockwave therapy and how it can help you in your recovery.