Patient Comments: TMJ - Risk Factors

Question:

What kind of activities exacerbate your TMJ pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Gail59tx, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

Gum chewing, grinding my teeth at night (dentists have told me I do this), and eating tough foods like beef jerky exacerbate your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. Yawning excessively also will cause my jaw to ache.

Comment from: johnbclay, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 26

My temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problem started only a few weeks ago. It makes eating very difficult. My jaw clicks loudly, although I don't know if others can hear it. Sometimes it locks when I chew food. It's quite painful. I think I'll only be able to eat soft foods if it keeps up. It only hurts when I eat, although I am aware of mild pain most of the time. I take Panadol every day and fish oil, but it doesn't help much.

Comment from: TATA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

Chewing my food exacerbates my TMJ pain and it radiates to my head.

Comment from: Deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I've lived with TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and all its body symptoms plus all the side effects of treatments for 24 years now and this article does in no way describe what TMJ feels like or how your life is taken from you. In no way has TMJ ever felt like a toothache! People shouldn't write about what they obviously do not know about.

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