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Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain

Jaw pain, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, affects approximately 30% of the adult population and is more common in women than men. 

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Locking
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Headaches and earache

Jaw pain is often due to multiple reasons. It can include problems with the jaw muscles and the joint.

Simple advice and self- management can help to improve the pain. Follow the links below for further information on how to manage these common symptoms. If your pain is severe or does not improve you may need to contact your GP practice/First contact practitioner.

Our TMJ team consists of Physiotherapists' with specialised training in assessing and treating this joint. Our advice and treatment package has been developed in liaison with the Maxillo-facial clinic