Physiotherapy for TMJ at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford
Did you know that jaw joints are used the most of all the joints in the human body? You use your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to eat, talk, breathe, and for facial expressions. But sometimes, that important jaw joint starts to hurt, and if it doesn’t go away quickly, it becomes Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).
Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction
You might assume that pain and tenderness in your jaw would be the first symptom of TMJD, but many people don’t have pain. Here are some other symptoms:
- Clicking of your jaw
- Your jaw makes a popping noise
- Your jaw or teeth are grinding
- You can’t open your mouth all the way
- Your jaw deviates when opening – enough that you can see your mouth opening crooked in the mirror
- Not being able to clench your jaw fully
Grinding and clenching teeth are risk factors for TMJ Dysfunction, which makes it more likely you’ll get ear pain, dizziness, jaw headaches, and even neck pain.
Some TMJ patients have so much pain that they can’t eat, talk, or sing. And if you have ringing in your ears (Tinnitus), it might be from your TMJ dysfunction, too.
A TMJ Assessment at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford
Every case of TMJ is a little bit different. That’s why the process begins with a thorough assessment by your physiotherapist at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford. They then develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is likely to include several physiotherapy modalities.
At Hillcrest Physiotherapy, we take a multi-faceted approach to TMJ disorders. Your physiotherapist will treat both the inside and outside of your mouth to lessen the pain and spasms that make you so uncomfortable.
Physiotherapy effectively treats TMJ disorder and related conditions like neck pain and headaches. So, call us today to make an appointment. Get a full assessment of your jaw pain to see how much relief you can get from TMJ therapy at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford.