The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) open, close, and move the jaw with the assistance of the surrounding jaw muscles. These joints and muscles are involved in chewing, talking, and other motions. Like other joints and muscles in the body the TMJ complex can be a common source of pain, and muscle and joint problems.
Chronic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain warrants a trip to the doctor or dentist to assess the cause. Excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching otherwise known as Bruxism often plays a role in TMJ pain.
No matter the cause of the pain, physiotherapy, acupuncture and exercise can help relieve tension and offer relief. Marika has had much experience in treating and relieving TMJ pain and will be able to assist you with getting to source of the cause.