Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorder Treatments in Ottawa

Regaining normal jaw movement

Jaw joints are the most used joints in your body: these joints allow you to breathe, talk, yawn and chew. The Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in front of the ear, which is why a TMJ disorder will cause facial pain, jaw pain, headaches or earaches.

Other symptoms that you will recognize:

  • Pain and pressure behind the eyes
  • Clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Locked jaw 
  • Jaw goes out of place
  • Tenderness of the jaw muscles
  • Face swelling

Although the cause of the problem is not clear, professionals generally attribute it to:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Tightening of facial or jaw muscles due to stress
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the temporomandibular joints
  • Jaw or neck injury
  • Dislocation of the disc between the ball and socket of the jaw

If you've been diagnosed with TMJ, a certified physiotherapist at Ottawa Carleton Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center can help you.

Call us for an appointment today.

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