What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint in your body that connects your jaw to your skull. If your joint is injured, you should know you are not alone. Thousands of Americans suffer from TMJ syndrome each year. If you believe you have TMJ syndrome, you should visit a physical therapist near Laurelton to learn more about how to treat and prevent this from occurring.
Symptoms of TMJ
- Pain in your jaw.
- Popping noises in your ears.
- Popping or clicking movement in your jaw.
- Muscle stiffness or soreness.
- Lockjaw – Lockjaw is a spasm in your jaw muscles, causing your mouth to tighten and preventing your mouth from opening.
- Pain in the temple area.
- Difficulty chewing.