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Causes of TMJ arthritis & role of massage therapy in symptom management?

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    Steven
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    Good Morning everyone; My friend has been struggling with TMJ arthritis. I don’t understand the cause of this disease. So can any of you explain the causes of this medical condition?

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    paulwatkins929
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    TMJ arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain in the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The main causes of TMJ arthritis include age-related wear and tear, injury, and autoimmune disorders. Symptoms of TMJ arthritis include jaw pain, stiffness, clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth, and difficulty chewing or speaking. Massage therapy can be a complementary treatment approach for managing symptoms of TMJ arthritis. During a TMJ arthritis massage, the therapist will use various techniques to release tension and promote relaxation in the muscles surrounding the jaw joint. This can help to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the area. Additionally, massage therapy can help to improve the range of motion and mobility in the jaw joint, making it easier to speak, eat, and perform other daily activities.

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