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I Have Jaw Pain on One Side, Can This Be TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) often develop symmetrically, in both jaw joints at the same time. However, it is possible for people to develop the disorder and experience symptoms on just one side of the head. However, as the condition progresses, it will likely spread to affect the other joint as well. Why [...]

Can TMJ Really Cause a Locked Jaw?

There are plenty of TMJ symptoms that are well-known and common amongst sufferers — jaw pain, headaches, and tinnitus are all issues that most TMJ patients can commiserate about. But there are other symptoms that are rarer, generating more fear than actual occurrences. A locked jaw is one of those rarer, scarier [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Jaw Pain, TMJ|

TMJ can be an Endless Bummer for Surfers

Surf’s up in Sydney and along Australia’s east coast as school break, the holiday season, warm weather and consistent swells align to make surfing especially popular. In fact, the stretch from Christmas through the end of January is the busiest time of year for surfing, according to Australia’s Surfunation. Of course, the extra activity adds [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Jaw Pain, Lifestyle, TMJ|

How to Keep a Stiff, Tight Jaw from Becoming TMJ

It’s not unusual to get a stiff or sore jaw every once in a while, but if you’re getting a sore jaw too often, it could be a warning sign that you’re at risk for TMJ. Here’s how to address the problem to help prevent your normal jaw problem from developing into TMJ. [...]