Many people refer to jaw pain as TMJ. The abbreviation TMJ actually stands for the jaw joint itself, the temporomandibular joint. Conditions that produce jaw pain should be more appropriately referred to as TMDs or temporomandibular disorders. Where can you find jaw pain treatment in Morgantown?
Read on to learn more about temporomandibular disorders.
TMDs, temporomandibular disorders, can be produced by a variety of factors, including:
- Head trauma
- Neck traum
- Poor posture
- Behavioral habits like:
Common symptoms of TMDs include:
- Jaw pain
- Joint noises as you’re opening and closing the mouth
- “Locking” of the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Limited opening of the mouth
- Facial swelling or tenderness
Physical therapists can treat symptoms associated with TMDs in an attempt to avoid surgery or as part of a post-operative rehabilitation program. Treatment techniques can include:
- Stretches to restore normal joint range of motion
- Muscular relaxation techniques
- Postural strengthening and improvement exercises.
Dynamic Physical Therapy | Jaw Pain Treatment in Morgantown, WV | Physical Therapy Services
If you or a family member requires physical therapy, including treatment of TMDs, please call Dynamic Physical Therapy, We utilize a combination of hands-on techniques and therapeutic exercise in a patient-centered environment.
We have various locations that can suit your physical therapy needs:
- Westover: 304-225-5222
- Sabraton: 304-225-0910
- Pineview Drive: 304-598-2212
Come experience the Dynamic Difference.
Thanks for reading,
Lincoln Kinkade, PT