7 Simple TMJ Exercises To Relieve Your Jaw

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It is incredibly frustrating isn’t it? Jaw problems and TMD can be very hard to treat, very painful and it sometimes feels like it may never go away.

But why is it proving so hard to treat?

There are many answers to this question and they will change depending on the individual, but TMD can be caused by so many different problems.

First Find Causes Then Find Proper Treatment:

Alot of the time the pain comes from the muscles and this can be managed and even completely solved by a dental orthotic that your dentist should be able to sort out for you. So I would encourage you to see your dentist if pain persists.

What do they actually do?

One of the most effective ways fix your TMJ effectively is with TMJ exercises. These work by relaxing and strengthening your jaw muscles to fix your jaw alignment and alleviate pain.

Exercises for TMJ are simple and easy to do, but they are not an overnight miracle cure. You might be one of those rare people who feel huge improvements after literally one day, but stick with it for a week or two and you will definitely see results.

  • Working directly on the jaw muscles strengthens and loosens them up. Healthy jaw muscles guide the jaw joints into right position instead of misplacing them.
  • The tongue is a strong muscle. Many people have lot of tension in this muscle for some reason. It’s very important to release the tension in the tongue, using simple tongue exercises. Remember all muscles are connected. Tension in tongue means tension in the jaw.
  • The throat exercises strengthen the throat. The throat muscles are some of these ‘hidden’ muscles we seldom pay attention to. They’re however extremely important and if they’re stiff, you’ll suffer several symptoms in your throat.
  • The neck and shoulder muscle exercises are very important to remove tension you may have in your shoulders and neck. These muscles are directly connected to the jaw muscle and quickly tense up as soon as there is any tension in your jaw.
  • All muscles need oxygen to function properly. Stiff muscles, reduce the amount of oxygen they can process. Using specially designed breathing exercises, you can bring these muscles back to life, so they may begin to function properly again.

These exercises take under 10 minutes a day to complete and for best results you should do them in front of the mirror to make sure you’re doing them right.

The Temperomandibular Joint (Image from clarian.org)

Do TMJ Exercises Work For Everybody?

As I said before TMJ exercises aren’t a magic bullet solution. What works for some people may not work for others. You have to remember that you are basically giving the muscles and tendons in your jaw a work out and strengthening these muscles takes a bit of time.

So, exercises for TMJ will definitely have positive effects on your jaw, but the extent of the healing effects will be determined by how much you do them and the severity of your problem.

But if you have the chance to stop your jaw pain, even if there’s a chance it might not work, why not give it a try? (Especially when these exercises  have such low risk of further damage.)

How Long Do They Take To Work?

This is of course an impossible to answer and it will change depending on the person and their condition. But, of the people who have downloaded our exercises, about 73% said they felt improvement within 3 days.

Of course the pain isn’t completely gone, but even taking the edge of just a bit can make a huge difference to your overall quality of life. To completely get rid of your TMJ problems, you’ll need to be consistent with your exercises and be an expert on your own jaw.Exercises You Can Do Right Now:

You can start with the exercises here. They will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and are the best way to start treating your jaw. Good luck!

7 Simple TMJ Exercises To Relieve Your Jaw
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When I asked the people who tried the exercises if they felt improvement, over 70% of them said yes - within three days. Not bad for something that takes about 10 minutes right?

I put together those exercises a while ago, since then I've added more massage videos and interviewed a dentist to get his opinion so you don't have to.

To be honest, it's pretty damn helpful for people with jaw problems. Don't be like the people who skim carelessly over gems like this and miss out on the most effective solutions. Have a go and see :)

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Sara September 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Dear Tom thainkyou so much for these exercises im so happy to have found this site.
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Tom September 13, 2010 at 6:41 am

Glad I can help Sara, I hope your jaw improves as fast as possible! :)

Tom

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Audrey October 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Hi Tom,
Ive just downloaded Katherines TMJ-Help E book….very unsure if Ive done the right thing. Its very disheartening to see photos of someone doing the excersises with such a wide open mouth!! My main problem is a clicking jaw, no pain. Should I go ahead? I also d/loaded the excersises on this website, are they additional or optional. Sorry just desperate and a bit confused,
Thanks

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Tom October 6, 2010 at 1:41 am

Hi Audrey,

Don’t be disheartened by photos like that. If you can’t open your mouth that wide, that’s ok; do what you are comfortable with. The exercises and stretches are designed to improve your jaw mobility.

The exercises I sent out are optional and aren’t really related to Katherine’s program. But they are still beneficial and I’d recommend them if they don’t cause you any pain. The TMJ help program is a much more well built and thought out treatment plan. Hopefully it will do the job for you and get your jaw running smoothly (and quietly) again :)

So to sum up, go ahead and try them and see how it goes. Remember to see your doctor or dentist if you’ve got any pain. I hope it works out for you.

Tom

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Audrey October 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Tom,
Thank you for replying. So many others dont, Ill go ahead…
Audrey

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Des June 1, 2011 at 3:31 am

Hi Tom!

Thank you so much for sending me the TMJ exercises. It was a big help and there’s an improvement with regards my jaw pain. Just continue helping out people with this kind of disorder.

Have a blessed day ahead of you.

Regards,
Des

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Barbara Bulman July 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hi Tom, I’ve been doing the exercises and have some relief. I did several months ago lose my hearing for a short period of time and it was scary. I will continue with the exercises and thank you for all the information you send. Barbara

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Maricel January 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

Hi tom!
Thank you so much for sending me the TMJ exercises.
My left side of my jaw is pissing me off. I cannot open
My mouth so much. Cause when i do it hurts alot… I feel like my jaw is not straight.
I will try to try your exercises. Hope it will work for me.
Thank you so much…..
Regards
Maricel

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Katy May 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

When I started the TMJ exercises about 12 days ago I was in so much pain I couldn’t eat any real food. I thought I broke something. After the first day of exercises I felt a slight improvement. I read more about other peoples experience with pain (just like mine) & their improvements. I’m so glad I came across this information. Thank you, thank you, thank you

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Will September 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

Really glad the information has helped you Katy! :)

Good luck!

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