What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Temporoman-

TMJ disorders arise when

Symptoms of TMJ disorder in-

Massage can be useful for TMJ

dibular Joint

constant strain, stress, and

clude head, neck, and shoulder

problems, especially before

Disorders

malocclusion of the jaw

pain, ear pain, mouth pain, click-

arthritic irritation begins. How-

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lead to arthritis, inflamma

ing or locking in the jaw, and loss

ever, this condition must be di-

 

tion, and dislocation of the

of range of motion in the jaw.

agnosed by a physician.

 

temporomandibular joint.

 

 

 

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