TMJ Dysfunction

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

TMJ dysfunction may be the cause.

Do you have trouble opening your mouth to eat or yawn? Do you hear a popping sound when you open or close your mouth? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could have TMJ dysfunction.

The temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ dysfunction is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.

The good news is that with physical therapy, your jaw pain can become a thing of the past! Make an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists by calling Forward Physical Therapy in Knoxville, TN today.

How do I know if I have TMJ dysfunction?

A doctor or dentist is usually the one who diagnoses TMJ dysfunction. Our physical therapists, however, can examine your medical history and administer tests to determine whether TMJ dysfunction is the source of your pain.

Teeth misalignment, gum chewing, arthritis, teeth grinding, or jaw injury are all common causes of TMJ pain.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Earaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain with eating
  • Pain with chewing
  • Jaw popping
  • Headaches
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Lockjaw
  • Pain in the temples

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is a good idea to contact our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic for pain relief.

What to expect at our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic

During your initial appointment at our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic, your neck, shoulders, and thoracic spine will be thoroughly examined. This exam will determine whether those structures are the source of your symptoms.

Our physical therapist will assess your jaw mobility and work to relieve any muscle tension in your neck and head. You will regain normal function as a result of our treatments. Therapy will also help your jaw muscles, and joints interact properly.

Based on your needs and symptoms, one of our trained physical therapists will develop a personalized care plan for you. Jaw exercises, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial methods, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound may all be part of your treatment plan.

Contact Forward Physical Therapy today for relief from TMJ dysfunction!

If you have TMJ dysfunction symptoms, it is time to take a stand against your jaw pain. Unlock a personalized pain-relieving treatment plan. Make an appointment with Forward Physical Therapy right away.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!