Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) Therapy

Cast Away Therapies offers massage therapy as part of our TMJD therapy to help you alleviate pain fast. Massage therapy serves three major purposes when trying to heal from TMJD. Massage therapy stretches the mandible muscle and puts gentle pressure on the mandible muscle to help alleviate pain. Massage also improves the lymph function which helps flush out waste buildups increasing blood flow to the affect area.

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

No two cases of TMJD are exactly the same. Below is a list of the signs and symptoms of TMJD that massage therapy can help you overcome :

  • Tenderness or pain in the your jaw
  • Pain in either side of the temporomandibular joints
  • An aching pain in the ear
  • Pain or difficulty chewing
  • Facial Pain
  • Difficulty opening or closing the jaw due to the jaw locking.

TMJD disorders may also cause a clicking sound sound when opening the mouth or chewing.

Causes of Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

A temporomandibular joint (TMJD) disorder combines a hinge action with sliding motions. The parts of the bones that interact in the joint are covered with cartilage and separated by a small shock-absorbing disk, which normally keeps the movement smooth.

Painful TMJD disorders can occur if:

  • The  joint is injured
  • The disk moved out of proper alignment
  • Arthritis damages the joints cartilage

There are cases where the cause of TMJ disorders isn’t clear and can be unknown.

Risks of Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJD please see a doctor and seek therapy immediately. Left on untreated, your TMJD may run the risk of developing into the complications listed below:

  • Different forms of arthritis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Chronic grinding or clenching of teeth
  • A jaw injury

Find Pain Relief For Your Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder(TMJD) Today

At Cast Away Therapies we believe you should not have to live in pain with TMJD! Call (919) 841-3728 or complete the short form below to see how our massage therapies can alleviate your TMJD.