What is the TMJ?
TMJ stands for temporo-mandibular joint which is your jaw joint. What is the TMJ? Learn more about the TMJ The temporo-mandibular joint is formed by the mandible or jaw bone.Read More
What is TMJ Disorder?
The TMJ or jaw is a common area that can become injured or sprained causing jaw pain or ache, face pain, ear pain, neck pain or headaches. This commonly occurs due to clenching or grinding (bruxing) of the teeth due to stress.Read More
Causes of TMJ Disorder (TMD)
TMJ disorder and facial pain is a common, sometimes very disconcerting problem experienced by many people. It can be a complex problem with many contributing factors.Read More
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Headaches are a very common symptom affecting millions of people every day. People suffering from TMJ Disorder (TMD) often experience headache felt in the temple area and around the ear.Read More
Experiencing pain in the jaw, face or ear can be a very confronting feeling and often one that causes severe stress for sufferers. Problems associated with the TMJ (jaw joint) and face are often complex and pose a real challenge for the medical, dental and manual therapy professions. If left to worsen, TMJ disorders can seriously affect your quality of life, preventing you from enjoying daily function and normal jaw movement.
At Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre, we frequently have patients who have been treated before by many different types of Dentists, Doctors or Therapists but feel like they are not improving. If this sounds like you, then you can rest assured that we understand your frustrations and are here to help. As Physiotherapists with over 24 years of experience assisting people like you, we know what we can do to help you, being the leading TMJ Specialists for treatment in Armadale, Melbourne.
Our experience with these types of conditions also assists us to make appropriate referrals where necessary to a trusted group of Dental and other Specialists who are also experienced managing TMJ conditions. Our practice is the local to residents throughout Melbourne seeking TMJ treatment, including Armadale, Prahran, Caulfield, South Yarra and well beyond! In-fact many patients travel across the state to seek our help.
Common signs of a TMJ disorder include jaw pain, stiffness, clicking and locking. Melbourne residents seeking relief from these painful symptoms should look no further than Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre. A clicking jaw that becomes louder, more painful or feels like it’s beginning to cause jaw locking (with restricted opening), should been seen urgently. Jaw joints that are locked closed so you can only open 2 fingers width (“closed lock”), can become adaptively locked if not unlocked within a maximum of 2-week window. If this describes your symptoms then please call us on 03 9824 8868 TODAY to book an appointment.
Often, these symptoms are triggered by clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth (bruxism), which is more likely to happen if you experience a lot of stress. Those experiencing worrisome symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking, locking or stiffness can visit our Armadale clinic for tailored treatment programs, hands-on manual therapy, helpful self-management exercises and appropriate referrals.
Another confronting symptom of a TMJ disorder is face pain or sinus type pain. Melbourne residents experiencing headaches, facial soreness, sinus type pain or any other forms of face pain may think there is another cause for their pain, when in reality, it could be a stressed TMJ and associated muscular structures. In other cases, face pain may be caused by trauma, such as a sports injury. Those experiencing face pain in Armadale or surrounding suburbs should seek prompt treatment from Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre, as face pain can become debilitating if left to worsen.
Jaw pain (TMD) responds very well to specialized physiotherapy treatment, with most people experiencing significant improvement within the first few sessions. If your life is being negatively affected by your sore TMJ, Melbourne TMJ & Facial Pain Centre can help, with our safe, clinically effective, non-invasive treatment options for TMD and facial pain. Solve the cause of your problem, not just the presenting symptoms, by calling 03 9824 8868.