TMJ is a disorder where the lower and the upper jaws are dislocated. If you are suffering from this condition, then you might want to read on as I will be revealing a few effective exercises that can alleviate this condition. While the exact condition is not known, patients experience pain when they open their mouths. This pain can sometimes spread to other body parts, and if not treated, TMJ could cause arthritis.
While in some cases visiting the doctor is not necessary, these exercises will help in relieving the pain and eventually healing the condition. If the pain lasts for more than a week, then it is imperative that you seek medical attention as it might be a sign of further complications. If it gets even worse, you may need oral surgery.
Using both hands, press your fingers into the jaw at the joint on both of the sides. Apply a constant firm force on both sides as you would when aligning a clamp. Open and close your mouth gradually keeping the force constant with your hands. This exercise will align your jaws safely but if you feel pain, stop applying pressure immediately.
This last exercise is one that can be done several times in a day quite safely. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. While the tongue is still touching the mouthís roof, gradually open your mouth and ensure it is slow as possible. Keeping your touch on the roof of the mouth ensures that the jaw opens in a proper alignment. This TMJ exercise can be done several times in a day, and it should be regularly done to ensure the jaw is kept in the right alignment.
These few TMJ exercises are great ways to cure this disorder. These exercise not only alleviate the pain, but they heal the condition as well. They are ideal techniques to relieve TMJ but if the pain persists, seek medical assistance.