Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is the name given to several problems with jaw movement and pain in and around the jaw joints.
Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck from a heavy blow or whiplash can lead to TMD
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck, shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
- Problems when you try to open your mouth wide
- Jaw that gets “stuck” or “locked” in the open or closed position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew. This may or may not be painful.
- A tired feeling in your face
- Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite – as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
- Swelling on the side of your face
You may also have toothache, headaches, neck ache, dizziness, ear ache, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Do you know we have TMD specialists here at Joins and Points Healthcare?
Mrs Ewelina Kulak MCSP
Mrs Dorota Rechcinska MCS
Remember we offer a free 20 minute consultation, if you have any symptoms you would like advice on, or to see how physiotherapy can help you call or email to find out more.
0151 345 6823