Tempormandibular Pain in Goulburn


Tempormandibular Dysfunction (TMD)

Also commonly known as jaw pain, TMD affects up to 60-70% of the population at some time in their lives and for about 30% of these people, symptoms and dysfunction can be ongoing and contribute to ongoing issues such as:

  • Jaw pain (one or both sides of the face)
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Ear pain and/or a feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Locking and/or clicking in the jaw upon opening or closing of the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing food

TMD and associated jaw pain can occur for reasons such as if:

  • The disk in the joint erodes or moves out of its proper alignment
  • The joint's cartilage is damaged by arthritis
  • The joint is damaged by a blow or other impact
  • Bruxism (grinding and clenching of the teeth overnight)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Extensive dental and/or orthodontic work

We have 2 Physiotherapists at our clinic specially trained in the assessment and management of TMD. We are able to provide treatments based on an individual’s presenting symptoms and history of jaw pain as well as a thorough assessment of their head, neck, jaw and posture. In most people, improvements in jaw pain and dysfunction are seen after 4-8 sessions.

Hand Therapy & Splinting — Physiotherapists in Goulburn,, NSW