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Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

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Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ / TMJD)

Posted by Judith Winer on

            TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of...

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How To Find Trigger Points in the Masseter (Ear and Jaw Pain)

Posted by Julian Knight on

    How To Find Trigger Points - Masseter    ActiveTrigger Points in the Masseter Can Cause Ear, Tooth, and Jaw Pain The masseter is a powerful workhorse muscle that we use almost continually and can occasionally get overworked. Trigger points may form and become active in the masseter under the following conditions: Trismus (severely restricted jaw), TMJ pain, tension/stress headache, ear pain, ipsilateral tinnitus, dental pain, bruxism, sinusitis pain, puffiness under the eyes (often present in singers), Chewing gum, prolonged dental work, stress, emotional tension, head-forward occupational postures.   There are typically 1-4 groups of trigger points found in the masseter muscle...

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Treating TMJ - Subocciptal Release Technique

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius are often Associated with TMJ  TMJ Disorders are often associated with trigger points and typically respond well to treratment The temporomandibular joint (TMJD) works like a sliding hinge device, connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJD disorders typically cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control the movement of the jaw.     Causes There are many reasons for TMJD disorders and it's often hard to determine the cause. The pain can be due to a number of problems, such as a jaw injury, jaw misalignment, or even arthritis. Some clients who suffer jaw pain also tend to be "teeth clencher's" or grind...

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