Jaw Pain & TMJ Treatment
Jaw pain or most commonly known as TMJ which is temporomandibular joint pain is a disorder of the jaw joint which can lead to facial pain, inflammation, sinus issues, pain and compromised movement of the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.
The temporomandibular joint or TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort, headaches and even migraines!
Jaw pain may cause difficulty chewing, clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.
Common treatments include mouth guards and myotherapy.
Jayden our Head Myotherapist is specialised to treat headaches, migraines and Temporomandibular Joint pain (TMJ).
Symptoms may include:
Jaw pain, difficulty chewing and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the face, ear, jaw, or mouth
Pain types: can be chronic
Mouth: difficulty chewing or toothache
Joints: crackles or tenderness
Also common: headache, joint locking, or muscle spasms
How Myotherapy Can Help TMJ
When muscles become tight, they go into spasm which can lead into TMJ pain. Tight muscles in the jaw can refer into the neck and sometimes even the ear and surrounding muscles, also known as “referred pain".
Myotherapy focuses on detecting and deactivating trigger points in the muscular system, which eliminates muscle tension and painful referral of pain in other areas of the body.
Myotherapists aim to prevent musculoskeletal pain from coming back through the following methods:
Manual Therapy techniques - soft tissue and deep tissue massages to improve blood flow and circulation
Stretching and Strengthening exercises to support the jaw, neck and postural muscles.
Functional cupping to improve blood flow and circulation through different layers of tissue.
Dry needling the TMJ and surrounding muscles to alleviate pain.
Internal pterygoid release, going in through the mouth with a glove relieving deep muscular pain.
MyoActive Myotherapy, one of the best myotherapy and remedial massage clinics in Melbourne provide myotherapy services from accredited myotherapists to clients in Burwood, Burwood East, Vermont, Vermont South, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Forest Hill, Wheelers Hill Nunawading, Heathmont, Blackburn, Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Camberwell, Box Hill, Ringwood, Knox, Rowville, Croydon, Croydon south and Boronia.