TMJ and Physical Therapy anyone with recurrent or chronic TMJ syndrome is referred for physical therapy. The therapist can help restore joint mobility, increase muscle strength, and relieve pain.TMJ Treatment
TMJ Home Remedies in the majority of cases, TMJ syndrome is self-limiting. Most of the symptoms disappear in a couple of weeks once the jaw is rested, there are a variety of options for treating TMJ syndrome at home.
Anti-inflammatory and pain medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may ease the pain of TMJ syndrome. Eat a diet of soft foods. Avoid chewing gum and eating hard candy or chewy foods. Do not open your mouth wide. Your doctor may show you how to perform gentle muscle stretching and relaxation exercises.
Stress-reduction techniques may help you manage stress and relax your jaw along with the rest of your body.
Apply warm compresses on the area of pain. Home therapy includes mandible (lower jaw) movements, such as opening and closing the jaw from side to side. Try this after a warm compress is applied for 20 minutes. The lower jaw movements should be repeated three to five times a day, five minutes continuously each time, for about two to four weeks. A gentle massage of the area can also be beneficial.
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