Do you experience jaw pain? Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) commonly known as jaw pain, can limit activities like eating, chewing, and yawning. At times the pain can be felt in the jaw, ears, and contribute to headaches.
Fortunately, physical therapy is an effective treatment option to help decrease your pain and improve your function. Your Physical Therapist is helpful in diagnosing and determining the underlying cause of your pain.
Treatment options for TMD/Jaw Pain may include:
- Pain relieving modalities (hot/cold pack, ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation)
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point dry needling
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Functional activities
- Behavioral modifications/Education