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Health Tip: Coping With TMJ

Posted 17 Feb 2017 by

-- Temporomandibular joint disorders, medically called TMJ, are a group of conditions that make it painful to move the jaw and nearby muscles. The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers these suggestions for coping with TMJ: Eat foods that are soft and easy to chew. Use ice packs on your jaw. Don't chew gum, yawn widely or sing loudly. Talk to your healthcare provider about gentle jaw stretches that may help. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

Posted 27 Jan 2017 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 – If you've ever heard a loud pop as you bent down to pick something up, you'll be relieved to know that it's normal for your joints to make popping and cracking noises. These sounds can be caused by a number of things, including when soft tissues – such as tendons and ligaments – rub or snap over other tissues and bones, explained Dr. Aman Dhawan. He is an orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Penn State Health's Milton Hershey Medical Center. "Our joints are mobile, so there are a lot of things that slide over or run past each other. When they move, there is the potential for anatomy to intersect," he said in a Penn State news release. The sounds can also be caused by pockets of nitrogen gas within the fluid that helps lubricate joints and provides nutrition to cartilage, Dhawan added. According to Dr. Robert Gallo, another orthopedic sports medicine ... Read more

Related support groups: Pain, Muscle Pain, Knee Joint Replacement, Nocturnal Leg Cramps, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Health Tip: Is Your Jaw Pain TMJ?

Posted 12 Apr 2016 by

-- Temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) is a painful condition affecting the muscles and joints that control movement of your jaw. Here are common warning signs of TMJ, courtesy of the American Dental Association: Tenderness in the jaw. A clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw. Difficulty opening or closing your jaw. Jaw pain. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression

Posted 23 Jan 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 – There's a link between depression and anxiety symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder pain, a condition that affects the jaw, according to a new study. TMJ disorders affect the muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to the skull. This study by German researchers included more than 4,000 patients who underwent medical and oral health examinations and TMJ pain assessments, and completed a psychiatric risk factor questionnaire. The researchers found that depressive symptoms were more strongly related to TMJ pain than to muscle pain, while anxiety symptoms were linked with muscle pain. The findings were published in a recent online issue of The Journal of Pain. TMJ pain may be a physical symptom of depression or anxiety, according to the researchers. They explained that these mental health conditions could lead to increased activity in the jaw ... Read more

Related support groups: Depression, Anxiety, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Profile Drawn of People With Chronic Jaw Pain

Posted 15 Nov 2011 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 15 – People with chronic jaw pain have increased pain sensitivity in other parts of the body, a new study says. This and other findings from the study could lead to new ways of diagnosing facial pain conditions, predicting who is susceptible to them, and perhaps lead to new treatments, according to the investigators. The study included 3,200 healthy volunteers ages 18 to 44 who were followed for three to five years to see how many developed temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD), which produce pain that radiates from the jaw and surrounding muscles. The researchers found that those who did develop TMJD had heightened sensitivity to mildly painful sensations in other parts of the body, were more aware of body sensations, and had more significant heart rate increases when they were under mild stress. The study appears in the November issue of the Journal of Pain. "There ... Read more

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