Self diagnosis for TMJ disorder
Test these areas for muscle tenderness
Carefully go through the self diagnosis procedures and questionnaire noting the areas affected. If the muscles and TMJs are tender on palpation (examination with the fingertips) and you have symptoms in three or more categories, the probable cause is TMJ Disorder.
NOTE: It is quite common with TMJ symptoms for one side to be more painful than the other.
Common symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Front of head.
Back of head.
Clicking or popping Jaw Joints. (TMJs)
Jaw locking. (Open or closed)
Pain in either TMJ.
Jaw deviates to one side on opening.
Limited jaw opening.
Tongue pain. (One side)
Clogged, itchy ears.
Hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds in the ears. (Tinnitis)
Pain behind eyes.
Lack of mobility. (Reduced neck rotation)
Tingling or numbness in arms and fingers.
Re-test with the TMJ APPLIANCE in place
An immediate decrease in tenderness should be experienced.
Temporalis Lateral Pterygoid.