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TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a condition that can cause discomfort and pain in the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. It can impact daily activities such as eating, speaking, and smiling. At Maximum Solutions, we understand the challenges of TMJ and offer specialized physical therapy to provide relief and improve the quality of life for those affected by this condition.

Understanding TMJ 

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. TMJ disorder can occur for various reasons, including muscle tension, joint inflammation, trauma, or joint misalignment. Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Difficulty chewing or opening the mouth fully

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Physical therapy is a non-invasive and effective approach to managing TMJ disorder. Our skilled physical therapists can provide comprehensive care to address the underlying causes of your TMJ-related pain and discomfort, including: 

  • Pain Reduction: Techniques to alleviate pain and muscle tension in the jaw and surrounding areas, including manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and modalities such as heat or cold therapy, are used. 
  • Range of Motion Improvement: Exercises and stretches are designed to improve jaw mobility and restore a full range of motion to the joint.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Relaxing the muscles responsible for jaw movement can reduce muscle spasms and discomfort.
  • Postural Correction: Proper posture and body mechanics to reduce strain on the jaw joint and surrounding muscles.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Customized exercises are prescribed to strengthen the jaw and neck muscles, enhancing stability and support for the joint.
  • Joint Mobilization: Hands-on techniques may be used to improve joint function and reduce restrictions in the TMJ.
  • Home Exercise Programs: Patients receive personalized home exercise programs to continue their progress outside therapy sessions.

You can avoid invasive procedures and manage your condition by seeking physical therapy for TMJ disorder. Our team at Maximum Solutions is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and expertise to help you regain control over your jaw’s functionality and enjoy a pain-free life. Don’t let TMJ hold you back – contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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