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Jaw Pain - Physiotherapy and Deep tissue release therapy

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Jaw Pain and the Role Of Physiotherapy Singapore

Our jaw is medically known as the temporomandibular joint, which signifies the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible. When this joint, abbreviated to TMJ has an injury, resulting in acute or chronic inflammation, it will cause jaw pain and result in severe impairment.

Signs and Symptoms of Painful Jaws

Signs and symptoms involved with TMJ injury or pain can range in presentations, from very simple to very complex as there is a lot of structures involved: muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissue and teeth.

The symptoms include:

  1. Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
  2. Dull, aching pain in the face
  3. Earache (particularly in the morning)
  4. Headache (particularly in the morning)
  5. Hearing loss
  6. Migraine (particularly in the morning)
  7. Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
  8. Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
  9. Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  10. Neck and shoulder pain
  11. Dizziness

What are the causes of painful jaws?

There are many factors and causes to developing strain and pain in the jaw and TMJ, which includes:

  1. Bruxism (repeated unconscious clenching/grinding of teeth, often at night).
  2. Direct trauma to the jaw
  3. Malalignment of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth due to defective crowns or other restorative procedures.
  4. Jaw thrusting (causing unusual speech and chewing habits).
  5. Excessive gum chewing or nail biting.
  6. Size of food bites eaten.
  7. Degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis or organic degeneration of the articular surfaces, recurrent fibrous and/or bony ankylosis, developmental abnormality, or pathologic lesions within the TMJ
  8. Myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome
  9. Lack of overbite

Treatments that will help

If the matter requires purely dental input, we'd advise you to visit your local dentist (if you don't have your own we have dental surgeons and dentists we work with that we will be happy to refer you to) and they will perform their expert dental work.

However, you can also get splints (mouth guards) to reduce night time teeth grinding and clenching to reduce the direct impact and trauma, as well as get prescribed pain relief from analgesics.

Our physiotherapy center in Singapore will focus on increasing the range of motion of the TMJ, provide trigger point release of the TMJ f we find the culprit to be a trigger point.

Regular deep tissue release to decrease muscle tension may also help in decreasing the occurrence of painful jaws.

Where to next?

  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
  2. Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our jaw pain page
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.

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