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TMJ Exercises & Stretches to Alleviate Jaw Discomfort: Physician Jo reveals you some basic stretches in order to help relieve TMJ and also jaw pain. For more physical treatment video clips or to Ask Medical professional Jo an inquiry, go to

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) could create severe jaw discomfort. The jaw joint and then surrounding facial muscular tissues that regulate chewing and relocating the jaw are commonly involved. Clicking, popping, pain, and then deviations in the motions of the joint prevail symptoms. Stretching the TMJ and then strengthening the muscle mass around the joint are just as vital as any other part of your body.

Initially, take your hand and also slowly advance one side of your jaw. The stress gets on your chin. Push back operating your jaw, however make sure your teeth are aligned. Start delicately, as well as if there is no pain, push a little tougher. Do both sides; this will enhance the stamina and also control of the joint.

Next off, lower on your bottom teeth operating your fingers, as well as raise with your jaw. Attempt to maintain your jaw in one area, and then do not bite down.

Finally, hold your mouth somewhat open and also lined up. Then, operating your hand, push your chin directly in to you. You should really feel a stretch on your TMJ.

Hold these for concerning 5 secs each, and develop your time as much as 30 seconds, doing 3-5 each.

PLEASE NOTE: This video as well as any type of relevant comments are not clinical recommendations. Physician Jo is a qualified Physiotherapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; nevertheless, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist as well as can not perhaps identify you through the Web. So don't use this information to avoid going to your own health care specialist or to replace the recommendations they have offered you. This information is just intended to show you the appropriate method for physical therapy exercises as well as ought to not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any clinical problem. If you are not properly identified, this information won't aid, and then it can make things worse. So seriously, check with your health care professional prior to doing these strategies. If you experience any type of discomfort or problem while doing these workouts, quit quickly as well as see your healthcare expert.



  1. AskDoctorJo

    November 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    +ninjadoespk They might! Good luck!

  2. AskDoctorJo

    November 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    +Kirk Morris I would actually do both sides. Your muscles on the L side
    would still be working, but just in a different way. Good luck!

  3. AskDoctorJo

    December 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    +Magda G. A. Many times doing a massage at the TMJ helps. Using a warm
    compress for 5-10 minutes before you massage and stretch might also help
    loosen the muscles up. Good luck!

  4. AskDoctorJo

    May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Karina – I hope you feel better soon!

    • AskDoctorJo

      August 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      +I play with myself because i’m an ugly person Sounds like a typical TMJ

    • sam lindberg

      March 9, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Dr Jo! I have a slight under bite and my teeth don’t line up well(left to
      right). I’m 21,should I look into braces or something to correct my jaw? Iv
      been irritated by an uncomfortable jaw and clicking /popping ears for
      years. I’m training to try out for a job in the military where I will be
      required to jump from planes and I’m afraid the irregular pressure in my
      ears from my jaw will effect me when I’m at high altitudes in a plane that
      isn’t pressurized.

    • AskDoctorJo

      March 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      +sam lindberg I don’t think braces would help, but I would recommend going
      to a TMJ specialist, not just a dentist. They can do some things to help
      re-align your teeth and then make you a mouth guard to keep it there. Good

  5. AskDoctorJo

    June 10, 2014 at 12:04 am

    @Sophie Spielger Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you need to go see an ENT
    (ear, nose, throat) specialist.

    • ErikisOfficial

      June 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

      I’ve been experiencing something weird. I clench at night with suction if
      that makes sense. I have a bad habit of moving my jaw to one side. usually
      to the right. its harder to move to the left. i think i do this to satisfy
      my anxiety. its starting to affect my speech. It seems like I have to
      concentrate to talk. my jaw feels out of alignment when I talk.

    • AskDoctorJo

      June 17, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      You should really go see a TMJ specialist or even an ENT. They can do a
      full evaluation and help you figure out exactly what is going on. It could
      be an easy fix. Good luck.

  6. Light Yagami

    August 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    i am having TMJ problem since one month. it has been locked so i can’t open
    my mouth properly and it hurts. i have shown this problem to ENT doctor as
    well as to the dentist bt there is no any improvement. so can you please
    tell me some solutions.

  7. mariah chavez

    August 19, 2015 at 6:59 am

    im only 19 and it locks when i wake up if i lay on that side it has been
    locked for about 4 hours now and it did this one other time before will
    sleeping it off help or what do i do its on my left side only and causes
    really bad pain

    • spongebobsquarepantss

      February 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Exactly the same thing with me

  8. Mark christian Oraya

    September 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    when do i stop the tmj exercises?

  9. Alice Hayman

    November 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    What do u do if u have a dent in your stomach is that anything to worry
    about !! Cod I am scared?!

  10. Alice Hayman

    November 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Can u help me I am scared idiot know what it means when u get a dent
    On or by your ribs should I panic about this because I really am what does
    it mean?!

    • Red Ear Records

      December 10, 2015 at 7:23 am

      no don’t panic

  11. Alice Hayman

    November 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I mention I don’t know not idiot know sorry

  12. sanaya irani

    January 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm


  13. misha jesse Collins

    January 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I have stress and hold my stress in my jaw

    • Kris

      March 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

      Me too. It’s the most painful thing. Have you found any kind of relief??

  14. Allmon B Allmon Brothers

    May 31, 2016 at 1:46 am


  15. Allmon B Allmon Brothers

    May 31, 2016 at 1:47 am

    meant i

  16. Rose L

    June 10, 2016 at 3:08 am

    docs and dentist have said that it was nothing, or should chew slower.
    Yeah, every time I eat food (slightly hard maybe some stake) it locks up
    not fun, I’m scared one day it’ll lock up during class. it hurt so bad the
    first time I cried. these exercises are really nice so thank you!!! this is
    actually the first time i have seen your channel, but keep up the amazing

    • AskDoctorJo

      June 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks! I hope the exercises continue to help. Good luck.

  17. The Pirate 720

    June 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    this video helped me a lot. thank you so much!!!

    • AskDoctorJo

      June 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad they helped.

  18. jaro taylor

    June 29, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    the one where you push the jaw back while keeping your teeth aligned worked
    pretty good for me.

    • AskDoctorJo

      June 30, 2016 at 2:20 am

      I’m glad it helped.

  19. 3inch armageddon

    July 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    You have excellent looking teeth!

    • AskDoctorJo

      July 12, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  20. Aida Azly

    July 25, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Doctor, i have this one problem with my jaw. Everytime i tilt my head to
    the right, i feel like my jaw is moving too. Then, the moment i straighten
    up my head to its normal position, i find out there is like a bulging and
    pain on my right side of the jaw. How can i solve this problem? Plus, it’s
    also lead to asymmetrical face. I’m feeling so insecure because it makes me
    look somehow chubbier on the right side and weird too in the photo.

    I hope you have the answer to my problem.

    • AskDoctorJo

      July 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Sorry, without getting to evaluate you, I am not sure what it could be. The
      best thing to do would be to go see your doctor or TMJ specialist. Good

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