Physical Therapy Services for TMJ
For those suffering with TMJ it can often feel like there is no end. You may have heard that you just have to push through and deal with the pain that it can cause. At Evolve, our industry leading physical therapy techniques can help you with pain management to help you start finding relief today.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder affects your temporomandibular joints and can cause pain and jaw issues. These joints are located on each side of your face and attach your jaw to the bottom of your skull. Some symptoms of TMJ include: Pain in your jaws, earaches, painful chewing, stiff muscles, and it can even affect how your teeth align. You may also notice pain and popping sounds in this area if you have this condition.
Can TMJ be diagnosed?
If you have checked out the symptoms and are wondering if you have TMJ, there are a few ways to find out. You can have your doctor or dentist check for any inflammation on or around your jaw. A test can also be done to check out how well your jaw moves. In addition to these, an x-ray can be taken to get a closer look at your joints.
What can cause TMJ?
There are quite a few things that can cause TMJ to occur. Below are a few examples.
Grinding Your Teeth
Teeth That Aren’t Aligned
Treatment Options for TMJ
There are a few different ways to help manage the pain and discomfort caused by your TMJ.
Limiting Jaw Movement
Physical Therapy for TMJ Pain and Irritation
At Evolve, we have a few physical therapy methods that can help you to reduce pain and improve the mobility of your jaws. We’ve highlighted a few below.
Manual Therapy: This type of physical therapy is a hands-on method that can improve jaw mobility and assist as a pain management technique. Find out more about our manual therapy services.
Soft Tissue Mobilization: This will focus on the muscles that surround your jaw to help eliminate trigger points. It can also reduce tenderness through hands-on mobilization. Eventually it can help you to relearn how to properly move your jaw.
Posture Awareness: By learning about your posture, you can find out what positions may cause your TMJ symptoms to become worse.
Each of these methods have been proven to help decrease pain and improve motion. Click here to learn more about TMJ services with Evolve.
Alternative TMJ Treatment Options
If the treatment methods listed above do not help, you may need to consult with your doctor and consider the following treatment methods.
Mouth Guards to Prevent Grinding
Braces to Fix Teeth Alignment
Find Relief Today with Our TMJ Physical Therapy Services in Brooklyn
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort associated with TMJ, you’ve come to the right place. At Evolve, we can help you start to reduce your pain through our innovative physical therapy services. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our TMJ services.
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There’s physical therapy, there’s training, and then there’s EVOLVE. We use the science of biomechanics merged with fitness to help our patients get better and stay better!
First we evaluate, then we heal, then we strengthen our clients so they can reach their goals, feel better, and live happier lives. We do so by utilizing a range of core techniques and specialized treatments to reduce pain, improve mobility, enhance physical strength and deal with the underlying issues, not just the pain itself.