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Managing jaw pain and dysfunction with specialized therapy

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a common problem affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD may result from poor posture, jaw clenching, teeth alignment, trauma, surgery, and lockjaw. ProHealth Care physical therapists are trained to treat TMD disorder and associated symptoms, including:

  • Jaw pain and/or inflammation

  • Jaw fatigue

  • Disk problems

  • Difficulty opening your mouth to eat or talk

  • Popping/clicking sounds in your jaw

  • Neck pain

  • Headache

  • Locking jaw

Physical therapists will conduct an evaluation on your jaw and neck. The therapist will examine the TMJ to evaluate how well it can open and look for any abnormalities; this may include placing his or her hand in your mouth in order to examine muscle and jaw movement. Based on the evaluation, the physical therapist will determine the plan of care. Treatment may include manual therapy and modalities to improve motion and decrease pain in the jaw and neck, home exercise program, education on posture, body mechanics, and joint protection.

If you believe you may benefit from physical therapy for TMD, contact your physician to obtain a referral. To schedule an appointment, call the clinic nearest you:

MUKWONAGO
D. N. Greenwald Center
240 Maple Ave.
262-928-1916

MUSKEGO
ProHealth Medical Group
S69 W15636 Janesville Rd.
262-928-7060

NEW BERLIN
ProHealth Medical Group
13900 W. National Ave.
262-928-4569

OCONOMOWOC
Oconomowoc Physician Center
1185 Corporate Center Dr.
262-569-6306

PEWAUKEE
ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center
2900 Golf Rd.
262-928-7220

WAUKESHA
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Ave.
262-928-2445

ProHealth Medical Group
2130 Big Bend Rd. (East Entrance)
262-928-7580

ProHealth Medical Group
717 W. Moreland Blvd.
262-542-9100