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TMJ (JAW) DYSFUNCTIONS

TMJ (JAW) DYSFUNCTIONS

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is the abnormality in the joint of jaw either on one or both sides often due to        ruptured disc, increased joint mobility or weak muscles.

Normal function of TMJ is to make someone enable to talk, chew and yawn.

   Causes:

  • Misalignment of or trauma to the teeth and jaw
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Poor posture of neck
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Orthodontic braces
  • Inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders
  • Spasm around the jaw muscles

Sign and symptoms:

Signs and symptoms are as follow for TMJ dysfunction

  • Restricted jaw movements
  • Joint noise during movements
  • Pain in Temporo-mandibular region
  • Pain that feels toothache
  • Popping/clicking of jaw
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing or popping sounds in ear
  • Headaches
  • Pain at the base of tongue
  • Difficulty chewing

Physical therapy Interventions

  • Use of pain reducing modalities
  • Fascial & muscle relaxation techniques
  • Stretching techniques to improve jaw movements
  • Jaw exercises to strengthen the muscles, improving flexibility and range of joint

Rehabilitation exercises

Nutrition therapy for soft diet

 

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