TMJ Hypermobility: How to assess

TMJ Hypermobility: How to assess

So what exactly is TMJ hypermobility? Well hypermobility is characterized by early and/or excessive forward gliding (translating) of one or both TMJs. This excessive forward gliding results in laxity of the surrounding capsule and ligaments and the temporalis tendon. The over-stretching of these structures over time can lead to disk displacement/derangement to occur in one or both jaw joints or temporalis tendinitis. Unfortunately, pain,...

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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), Fothergill’s Disease or “Tic douloureux” is characterized by sudden attacks of severe, sharp, stabbing, electric shock like pain affecting one side of face mainly along the second and third divisions of the Trigeminal Nerve. TN is sometimes called “the worst pain known to mankind” and “the suicide disorder” by Medical Science. It is triggered by chewing, speaking, cold winds and touching a trigger spot. The disease,...

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