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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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