Did TMJ exercises and now the jaw hurts

I did some TMJ exercises and now my jaw is really sore on one side and ear feels strange. When will the soreness go away?

Hello,
You obviously had a problem in the jaw joint, or you wouldn't have started the exercises.

I quote from the site: "I must stress; choosing the right TMJ exercises and doing them correctly, is paramount. Listen to your jaw. Some discomfort is to be expected in the beginning, but if your instincts tell you this is not helping, don't be silly and keep going. Seek professional help."

I'm sorry the exercises seem to have increased your pain.

I would stop them completely for a week, and then, reading the instructions carefully again, start with just one exercise, the one of your choice.

Remember, you may feel some discomfort, but the exercises shouldn't cause pain. Either do them more gently, or stop completely.

When you are confident the first exercises isn't causing the problem, then start the second, and so on.

Let me know how you get on.

Dr B



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