Emotions can be translated into increased muscle activity, tension and pain
Oral habits are well-established patterns of inappropriate muscle activity. They increase strain on the temporomandibular joints and muscles and may contribute to your symptoms and may act as a barrier to your recovery.
Examples of such oral habits include:
Monitor your oral habits and any related pain, and especially be aware of the circumstances in which these habits occur. Greater awareness of such habits and the circumstances in which they occur will help you to avoid this inappropriate muscular activity. This will help to reduce the strain on the temporomandibular joints and muscles and improve your symptoms
☑ Teeth not in contact
☑ Minimal amount of muscle activity
✔ Remember – Keep your tongue up, teeth apart!
Regularly check and correct your sitting position (see image above) to prevent a forward head posture. A prolonged forward head posture will increase stress on your joints and muscles
The information on this website is intended to provide basic self-help advice, if you need any more help with your symptoms then please refer to our find our Specialist Physiotherapy section, your Doctor or dentist to provide an assessment and individual treatment and advice as required .