You might not think about your temporomandibular joints much, you use them all the time. The joints connect your jawbone to your skull. Your TMJ springs into action each time you talk, chew, and swallow. With something that is used that often, you might start to experience pain in your TMJ. Here are some exercises you can do to relieve the pain of your TMJ in Coral Springs.
With this exercise, rest your tongue gently on the top of your mouth behind the upper front teeth. Allow your teeth to come apart while relaxing your jaw muscles.
With your shoulders back and chest up, pull your chin straight back, creating a “double chin.” Hold for three seconds and repeat 10 times.
Goldfish Exercises (Partial and Full)
Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and one finger in front of your ear where your TMJ is located. Put your middle or pointer finger on your chin. Drop your lower jaw halfway and then close. There should be mild resistance but not pain.
Side-To-Side jaw Movement
Put a small object between your front teeth and slowly move your jaw from side to side. As this exercise becomes easier and easier, increase the thickness of the object.
Forward Jaw Movement
For this one, you can use the same object you used for the side-to-side exercise. Move your bottom jaw forward so your bottom teeth are in front of your top teeth.
Do You Have Pain in your TMJ in Coral Springs?
If none of those exercises work, come see us. We offer procedures that help relieve pain in your TMJ. Contact us today to learn more.