What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


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


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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