Diverted TMJ pain
(Lemmon, SD, USA)
So, my jaw diverts when it goes up and down; it makes a major pain when chewing food. I'm not sure if these exercises would be good for me or not.
The rule with any exercise is that they shouldn't hurt, or in this instance pop or click. If you're doing it gently then it certainly won't do any harm.
But equally they probably won't fix the problem; it sounds like you have an injured meniscus; have you had dental work done under a general anaesthetic? Or a hard punch or slap to the face?
It sounds like you need to consult someone experienced with jaw joint work.
Do you grind your teeth at night? Do you get facial pain or headaches?