Experiencing any type of pain or injury is a tough situation, especially when you are not sure how to get the appropriate treatment. Those who suffer TMJ disorders often struggle to understand why their condition arose, and how they can ensure they are receiving the best treatment possible. Here is a look at the symptoms and treatments associated with TMJ pain.
What causes TMJ pain?
TMJ disorders are commonly caused when your disc erodes or moves out of its rightful position. It can also happen if the cartilage in the joint is damaged due to arthritis. But the most frequent reason why people will experience TMJ pain is that of a blow that was caused by another person or object.
Someone who has any type of arthritis is a higher risk for the condition, along with someone who constantly grinds or clenches their teeth. There are also some connective tissue diseases that can result in an issue in a person’s temporomandibular joint.
What are the symptoms of TMJ pain?
The most common symptoms of TMJ disorders include pain or tenderness in your jaw, along with pain on your temporomandibular joints. You may also experience a type of aching pain in your ear, while you may have a tough time chewing food. It can even become difficult to open or close your mouth because your joint feels as though it is locking shut. If you experience these symptoms for more than a day, it is time for you to seek treatment from a qualified doctor.
What is the treatment for TMJ pain?
The best treatment for TMJ disorders is to seek the assistance of a sports medicine doctor. If you are experiencing pain in or around your jaw or any of the other symptoms associated with this condition you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob Meyer at our sports medicine clinic. Dr. Bob will be able to assess your condition, determine why you are experiencing pain and recommend the best course of treatment. Dr. Bob has over 21 years of experience treating sports injuries and patients with chronic pain. He has a large arsenal of sports injury treatment methods that can help you find relief from TMJ pain.