PTOF. TMJ Pain

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ALSO INSIDE: PT GROUP OF FLORIDA IS HERE TO HELP • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT • SERVICE SPOTLIGHT • HEALTHY RECIPE Are You Suffering From TMJ Pain?

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Are You Suffering From TMJ Pain?

alignment change the pull of the muscles that make your jaw move. This causes painful grinding and irritation of the TMJ. Other causes may include: A lot can be done to help TMJ, first starting with a thorough evaluation of your problem with our expert physical therapists. Once the root cause of your problem has been discovered, a comprehensive plan can be developed to quickly relieve your pain and restore natural movement to your TMJ. Furthermore, our physical therapists will teach you techniques for regaining normal jaw movement for long lasting results. The focus of physical therapy for TMJ is relaxation, gentle movement and releasing tight muscles. In most cases, physical therapy can resolve TMJ and rarely is surgery needed.

Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, painful chewing, or clicking and popping in your jaw? These could all be signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint is essentially where your jaw meets your skull It is one of the most complex joints in the body and can be affected by neck and head position, eating or chewing certain foods, habitual postures or positions, and direct trauma. It is also often associated with stress and poor sleep habits. Grinding the teeth or clenching the jaw during sleep are also common causes of TMD and your dentist might be the first person to make you aware that you have this syndrome based on the wear pattern on your teeth. Other symptoms of TMD may include neck pain, ear ache or pressure, aching or tingling around the ear, face, or jaw, or even pain in the teeth. What Causes TMJ Syndrome? Multiple factors contribute to the muscle tightness and dysfunction that characterise this condition. Most often, poor posture and neck

Are you letting your pain hold you back? Call Physical Therapy Group Of Florida to get back to a pain-free life!

If you’re looking for effective pain relief, call PT Group of Florida at 954.491.2021 to schedule your appointment today!

PT Group Of Florida Is Here to Help Symptoms of TMJ If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from TMJ: • Pain or soreness in face, Help For TMJ Pain Your physical therapist will address the root cause of your pain such as poor jaw mobility, posture, weakness and decreased neck mobility.

• Abnormal sensations and numbness of the jaw • Headaches • Limited jaw motion • Uncomfortable “off” bite • Deviation of jaw to one side

jaw, neck or around the ear • Clicking or popping of jaw when moving mouth • Locking of jaw • Pain with chewing food, talking, or general movement

At PT Group of Florida we will work with you on a series of stretches, joint mobilizations and exercises that will alleviate your pain. We will equip you with techniques on how to relax and strengthen weak facial muscles, restore balance and improve mobility so you can get back to doing what you love.

Are you letting your pain hold you back? Call Physical Therapy Group Of Florida to get back to a pain-free life!

It is important to contact and consult with your physical therapist about these symptoms.

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Exercise Essentials

Jaw Opening Standing in front of a mirror, open and close your mouth, watching in the mirror to ensure jaw is moving up anddown inastraight line.Placeyour fingers over the TMJ joints and close youreyes,continuingtoopenandclose your jaw. Removing your hands from your jaw, continue to open and close your jaw with your eyes closed.

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Patient Success Spotlight “The staff are wonderful people!”

“I loved that each session was unique. There were new exercises and information being introduced at each session. With many different technique and exercises, I was able to tailor a routine for home. The staff (family) are wonderful people, and it was a delight to get to see each of them weekly.”

- Christine P.

Healthy Recipe Blackened Chicken With Avocado Sauce

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INGREDIENTS • 4 (4 oz) chicken breasts

• 2 tbsp blackened seasoning • ½ cup plain, Greek yogurt • ½ avocado • 1 tsp lemon juice • ½ tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp salt • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced

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INSTRUCTIONS Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions.

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