Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Tempromandibular Disorder (TMD) is made up of symptoms that involve the jaw and surrounding facial muscles, teeth, ears, and neck.

Common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • TMJ pain (pain in the joint)
  • Face or jaw pain
  • Ear pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint sounds (popping, clicking, or grinding)
  • Muscle pain and /or tenderness
  • Limited mouth opening or closing, or sideward movements
  • Neck Pain

Note: a person may have one or more of these conditions at the same time.

Treatment will usually consist of a combination of exercise, manipulation, mobilization, stretching, heat, and electric stimulation.

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Common causes of TMD:

  • Myofascial pain: the most common form of TMD; discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function and the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Internal derangement of the joint: a dislocated jaw or displaced disc, or injury to the condyle
  • Degenerative joint disease: such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis in the jaw joint

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This was my first time at Pappas. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.

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Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.

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