Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

What is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)?

It is the jaw joint located near each ear.


When a problem occurs with the TMJ, various symptoms can arise. These include blockages, noises, or deviations during mouth movements. Affected individuals may also experience jaw pain, tooth pain, earaches, as well as headaches and neck pain.

TMJ disorders can have a direct impact on your quality of life. For example, difficulty opening your mouth to take a bite of your hamburger or simply biting into an apple can become a challenging task.

What can explain problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)?

Several factors can contribute to TMJ issues, such as:

  • Posture
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Joint problems and muscle tension
  • Malocclusion (the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth closes)
  • Following surgery or trauma

Why seek treatment at Physiothérapie Boisbriand clinic?

Our highly qualified team of professionals will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms in order to provide you with a personalized treatment plan.

We work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as dentists, to offer you a comprehensive and cohesive treatment plan. For our dedicated and caring team, achieving your goals is our priority.