Temporomandibular joint disorders are an alteration of the joint responsible for joining the upper jaw with the lower jaw. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for chewing movements.
The temporomandibular joint has a complex structure formed by a capsule, ligaments, muscles and bone, any alteration in any of these components affects the functioning of the joint causing pain.
Symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders
- Intense headaches, similar to migraine but without photosensitivity. The pain is usually located near the eyes and ear. This pain is characterized by a sensation of pressure in the head and ears.
- Temporomandibular joint noise is a characteristic sound of the joints, usually occurs upon awakening, may be accompanied by pain or stiffness in joint movements.
- Pain in facial muscles, this pain occurs in the muscles responsible for chewing and facial expression occurs when yawning or chewing food.
- Changes in dental disposition, there is a dental misalignment because the two portions of the jaw do not fit properly. Those who suffer from this symptom may bite their tongue or cheek involuntarily.
Treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular joint pain limits the functionality of patients. Chronic pain can cause irreversible damage to the joint structure, so it must be treated properly, Family Physical Therapy Somerset, NJ offers this treatment in its modern facilities.
- Somerset Family Physical Therapy in Somerset, NJ offers physiotherapy, by performing massages and exercises that allow joint relaxation.
- The Physiotherapists of Somerset Family Physical Therapy provide necessary techniques for proper opening of the mouth and chewing food.
- Physiotherapy at Somerset Family Physical Therapy in Somerset, NJ also includes the use of specialized cold-heat and breathing techniques as a pain relief treatment.