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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint—the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Every single person with a normal jaw has a “TMJ.” TMJ syndrome is a pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of medical problems.
When their jaw is in pain, some people confuse the issue by saying “I have TMJ”, when what they actually have is something called TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction). Often it is your dentist who will diagnose you with TMD.
There are many different dysfunctions that involve the TMJ itself, the surrounding musculature, and the other surrounding joints. Depending on the individual, TMD symptoms may include:
- pain at the jaw or near the ear
- head and neck pain
- Facial pain, ear pain
- popping, clicking, or locking of the jaw
- difficulty eating hard foods
- pain with laughing, yawning and eating
Patients who present with any of these symptoms can benefit from TMD treatment.
LeMoine Physical Therapy TMJ Treatment
If you were recently diagnosed with Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD), consider LeMoine Physical Therapy for TMJ treatment. Here at LeMoine Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing high quality outpatient physical therapy services from our warm and welcoming facilities. We understand the difficulties those with TMD face with everyday activities that were once effortless and painless. Through various physical therapy based treatments, we may be able to restore normal function and reduce pain in your TMJ and surrounding areas. Contact us today to speak with a qualified member of our team and learn more about the various treatment options we offer for TMD.
Contact LeMoine Physical Therapy Today
At LeMoine Physical Therapy we offer physical therapy based treatments for your TMD. Our team of primary healthcare professionals are fully committed to helping our patients along their path to regain a sense of normalcy and overcome the debilitating symptoms that TMD can have in everyday life. Through a goal oriented approach to TMJ issues, we strive to help our patients progress towards a full recovery. Starting with hands-on in office treatments we empower our patients to actively participate in the recovery process. We also make an effort to educate patients regarding things they can do at home to aid in recovery so that there can be a continual effort to progress towards meeting goals that we will set. Our knowledgeable and experienced team share a passion for helping our community stay active.
At Home Exercises for Temporomandibular Dysfunction
After your initial visit with us, we may send you home with exercises that you can do on your own time to help with the debilitating symptoms of TMD. At home exercises are an essential component to treating TMD. We encourage our patients to actively participate in their own recovery, at home exercises are one way to ensure consistent efforts are being made towards recovery goals.
Exercises for Temporomandibular Dysfunction are thought to help relieve the symptoms and may help prevent future worsening of symptoms. Such jaw exercises can help with the following:
- strengthen jaw muscles
- stretch the jaw
- relax the jaw
- increase jaw mobility
- reduce jaw clicking
- promote jaw healing
We may recommend exercises that relieve TMJ pain and improve the movement of your jaw joints. For some exercises, there are frequency recommendations which may be discussed during your in-office sessions.
Our friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable team will always greet you with a smile and will make an effort to make you feel at-home when visiting our offices. We genuinely care about each of our patients and will make every effort to make your visits productive and comfortable. When you become a patient at LeMoine Physical Therapy, you become a member of our physical therapy family!
A Personal Approach to Health & Wellness
By offering our patients the highest quality of care, we work to make your treatment experiences productive, yet fun. Patients describe our office as warm and inviting. If you are struggling with TMJ related pain or discomfort, at LeMoine Physical Therapy our knowledgeable staff is here to welcome you with a smile to talk about your situation and potential treatment options.