What is Causing My Jaw Pain?
There are a number of potential sources for your jaw pain and a handful of reasons why it may be occurring, including (but not limited to):
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Teeth grinding
- Poor posture
- Broken bones in the head, neck, face, or jaw
You may also experience jaw pain following surgery or an accident, such as a car crash or workplace injury. Stress and anxiety can also play a role in making your muscles tight, strained, or inflexible.
Sometimes jaw pain may be momentary or short-lived, but other times it may stick around. When it doesn’t go away or begins to interfere with your life, that’s when you’re going to need help treating jaw pain.
Can Physical Therapy Help with Jaw Pain?
Absolutely. After being evaluated by a physical therapist, you will have a better idea of what is causing your jaw pain and how to attack the problem with practical solutions. Appropriate treatment for your jaw pain will vary based on the root cause, and could include any of the following methods:
- Massage therapy
- Alternating hot and cold treatments
- Jaw strengthening and stretching exercises
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Re-learning posture and certain motions that affect the jaw
Experienced, Compassionate Physical Therapists in Aberdeen & Monmouth County
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we make it a point to develop a personalized plan of care that is uniquely suited to your injuries, health goals, and your schedule. When you come to our offices with a jaw injury, we will work together to identify the source of your pain and what is causing it. Then, we will make a game plan and chart the best path forward.
Call (732) 333-6360 today to connect with a member of our physical therapy team in Aberdeen, or contact us to schedule your first appointment.
We look forward to serving you in your recovery!