Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Exercises for Jaw Pain or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain in Malaysia

If you are suffering from severe jaw pain and have difficulty chewing or talking, health care practitioner such as physiotherapist or chiropractor can help you to relieve the pain. Jaw pain in Malaysia commonly consists of a restricted range of motion in TMJ, muscle tightness and pain around the jaw, upper neck pain, and headache. There are a few exercises that can improve the jaw pain while getting more mobility in the jaw.

You can apply heat packs on both sides of the jaw for 10 minutes before you start the exercises. This helps to increase the blood circulation to the jaw muscles and can further relax a tight muscle. Then you can try to massage the jaw on both sides of your face gently with two fingers in a circular motion. Try to be as gentle as possible within your comfortable level as this may cause you more pain if you overdo it.


Gently and slowly open your mouth and place one finger in between your front teeth. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat the exercise for 5 times. Next, try to place a knuckle in between your front teeth. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat the exercise for 5 times. Then repeat the same procedure with 2 fingers, 2 knuckles or 3 fingers gradually. This can help to stretch the jaw and improve the range of motion of the jaw. A jaw with a normal range of motion can easily accommodate 3 fingers in between the front teeth with no pain and discomfort. 

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