Jaw pain (Temporomandibular disorders) are usually referred to as TMJ disorders are characterised by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw movements. Injury and arthritis can affect the temporomandibular joint the same as any other joint. One or both sides may be affected and depending on the severity can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow and laugh. Physiotherapy can help with jaw problems, although sometimes other help may be needed i.e. if you grind your teeth a dentist may need to fit a mouth guard.
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