Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of medical problems. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles that control chewing are also attached to the lower jaw. Physical Therapy treatments may include ultrasound, moist heat and ice, along with exercises to strengthen the jaw muscles.