HomeArticlesTOP 3 EXERCISES FOR TMJ- Temporomandibular Joint Pain/Disorder TOP 3 EXERCISES FOR TMJ- Temporomandibular Joint Pain/Disorder By Joseph Donaldson October 19, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:bob schrupp, Brad Heineck, ear pain, face pain, jaw pain, physical therapists, physical therapy, physicaltherapyvideo, temporomandibular, temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ Related Posts जानिए चश्मा छुड़ाने के लिए घरेलु उपाय-EYE CARE TIPS IN HINDI-HOME REMEDIES FOR EYESIGHT IN HINDI Travel INSIDE a Black Hole Can You See The Stars As Well As Your Camera? About Author admin 100 Comments Suzy Doll August 3, 2017 Thank you so much for doing these videos, both of you literally made me cry out of happines i.m being honest, great respect for both of you ! :,) Reply Maellene August 4, 2017 Thank you so much for these quick tips.I really find it difficult, painful, and with noises to even just open my mouth and chew food and I've been suffering this for almost a month now. I've learned that it's called TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint disorder/ Temporomandibular Disorder from my research in the internet. I've been doing a lot of grinding my teeth while sleeping which I can clearly hear it and it's the number one symptom of having this disorder. Gladly I found your video! It's so helpful! Thanks! Reply Rinne E. August 10, 2017 Do these exercises help with a locked jaw? Mine is locked on the left side. Reply Max BB August 11, 2017 THANK YOU!!!!!!! Reply ssjcomix August 20, 2017 I Thank GOD, JESUS for leading me to your video Bob and Brad, I thought I was gonna go insane form the pain: five minutes "POOF" the pain stop! Reply Brian Nau August 22, 2017 Thanks guys. BTW should one wear a bite plate just to be on the safe side? I get so stressed sometimes I become unaware what my jaw is doing. Reply DukeLuke15 August 26, 2017 Whenever my jaw doesn't pop when it opens, it starts to feel like something's pulling when I open it. Reply Stacy Cason August 28, 2017 How many repetitions per day should I do of the exercises shown in this video? Reply Randy Williams September 1, 2017 can TMJ case a blurred vision on one side? sometimes the message helps vision other times it does not. not sure if i'm just not getting all the muscles loose or if they are not related. Eye doc vision ok, regular doc says all blood work fine no indications of anything going on. I do have a history of bad pasture from sitting at desk for years. would this be a PT issue or dentist? thx Reply Maggy Ebraheem September 5, 2017 Thank you both.. You guys rock!!!! Reply loves2cook74 October 1, 2017 Do you recommend doing each of the exercises 6 times/6 seconds? How many times a day do you recommend? Thank you. Reply Karlicia Berry October 4, 2017 Thanks so much!!!! Reply Pooks October 5, 2017 I'm so glad I found this channel Reply 8boimusic October 8, 2017 Worst pain ever haven't slept in days 😪😢😔 Reply Theresa LaSalle October 15, 2017 Bob and Brad…Thanks to the two of you for this video. I have another question. Should I work out at gym. Just signed up…and do not know if doing a weight lifting exercise made my TMJ worse. If so, are there any exercises I can do for upper body at gym that won't affect my TMJ in a negative way. …as I need to make my back and neck strong . Reply Hind Harris October 21, 2017 I have suffered with TMJ fir over 10 years !! I know these exercises , but I never stuck with them.. I will try religiously to do them for at least a month and comment again.. thanks for including these exercises in your u tube videos !! Reply 👉 CIick Here: Treat TMJ Disorders, Bruxism, Teeth Grinding In 30-60 Days! October 24, 2017 A Proven Holistic 3-Step System For Treating TMJ Disorders, Bruxism and Teeth Grinding Permanently Reply Jamie Milligan November 10, 2017 Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Reply Art Now November 16, 2017 they are making me laugh while doing the stretches haha Reply Art Now November 16, 2017 @physicaltherapyvideo I have personally experienced chronic TMJ disorder since 2012, i have learned way so generally maintain it, but these stretches are some fo the best that I have been able to find. This as well as the previous TMJ video. Can you guys do a video on Ear canal pressure Related to TMJ. My TMJD is so bad at times about 3-4 times a year my ear canal closes up due to the muscles contracting causing ear pressure and locks into place. Sometimes after I wake up it takes only 2min, sometimes it lasts for days, the worst time was 2 weeks. Thanks Reply Dave Morrison November 16, 2017 Just following along with the video was helpful. Thank you. Reply Hevin Hersh Karadakh November 28, 2017 this and your other video really helped thank you! Reply Huma Liaqat Ali November 29, 2017 I used TMD splint for 3 months and now using a new one since Nov. 25th its been a month for my new splint. Do i need to start these exercises? Will it help in curing the ringing sounds in my ear? Reply Wiktoria Gruszecka December 1, 2017 I really need someones Advice, from a few months now ive been suffering from a lot of ear pains and i found out i had something called glue ear and ETD so i would yawn and open my mouth widely and stretch my jaw harshly several times a day to help relieve the pressure and feeling of fullness in my ears for the last few months and my problems with glue ear and ETD eventually Cleared up however the ear pain was still there , it would either be an achy pain or sharp pains in and around my ears so I went back to the ENT Doctor and he told me that I possibly aggravated something in my jaw because of what I've been doing , does anyone know if the problem will go away on its own? As my problem is not too severe compared to other people with TMJ or any other related jaw problem, I only really feel pain in and around the ears and jaw joints and very slight pain when eating, I can still talk normally and don't feel any pain , it's also a pain that comes on goes several times a day but it's not constant , and I also feel my face and jaw is a bit stiff whenever I wake up in the morning and I feel more discomfort around the ears and jaw joints , can someone PLEASE help me out as I don't know if it's necessary for me to go to another specialist or will the problem just go away as it's not too severe ? Reply Oleg Nazarovets December 2, 2017 So when I sleep with tmj should my teeth be touching/ should they be in a locked position or should I just keep my tongue touching the roof of my mouth behind the front teeth. Basically what I'm asking is what should a resting position of the jaw and teeth be? Reply Oleg Nazarovets December 2, 2017 What is the position of a relaxed jaw? Reply Shannon G. December 3, 2017 I found your videos. I think there is hope for me. Thank you so much. Reply Late Bloom December 14, 2017 Ok i got instant relief, yall are a life saver! Im going to keep this up. Reply Néstor Nicolás Huerta Parra December 26, 2017 This can help to reduce facial assymetry caused by bruxism? D: Reply Mystery?Hawk December 29, 2017 What I think to be my TMJ, for what you have told me. It is severe pain, and Tightness. I cant open my mouth as wide as I used to, I hurts to chew, I hurt to open my mouth to sing. I am in a band and it is important that I can do this. I have been doing the messages and the Exercises for awhile now. And I am still in that pain. What would you recommend next? Reply SGF55555 January 10, 2018 Love this! Reply Peter Crutchley January 12, 2018 Many thanks to both of you. Most helpful and I appreciate the banter too. Regards from NZ. Reply gwen joplin January 16, 2018 Will this also help w trigeminal pain Reply Erebus S January 20, 2018 Hello, I strongly believe that my TMJ disorder is related to my Cervical Dystonia (C5 to C6 to be exact). Any PT exercises to relieve that? Please help. Thanks in advance. Reply Detox Lady January 20, 2018 Thank you!! Reply Alex Yoon January 22, 2018 1 month in, seeing major improvement in fixing. Mistake i made at first was pushing jaw too hard while blocking. Once a day, it's simple but works! Do his jaw exercises after his jaw stretches guys! Reply Suzie X January 29, 2018 Thank you it is stressfully just knowing you have it .. Reply Vivek Kumar February 3, 2018 Thank you so much sir.My tmj problem is improving from your suggested exercises…once again thank you. Reply Edresel Musni February 15, 2018 WOW THIS REALLY WORKS!! I'M SUFFERING FROM TMJ FOR ALMOST TWO DAYS NOW AND I TRIED THEIR EXERCISES AND MY TMJ PAIN WAS GONE THANK YOU!! Reply Faith Heiser February 15, 2018 Woke up with some serious pain this morning, did these exercises and I already feel so much better, thank you! I'm not sure if you mentioned it but how often can I do these exercises a day? Reply Abhinaya Mary Koshy February 17, 2018 Hey Doctors.Do you have any suggestions for posture while sleeping ? Also, would it help to not use a pillow? Reply THE LEGEND February 17, 2018 Is bad tooth effect ? Reply Rock TheElement February 28, 2018 What can I do if one of my jaw muscles is bigger than the other? Reply Elixander Chen February 28, 2018 I have an uneven jaw, going to start doing these from today and thank you so much for the video! Reply Cam Ky March 9, 2018 4:37 chin tucks 🤔🤔 🤣🤣 Ya boy stealing moves from T-Pain Videos Reply DonnieALFDarko March 17, 2018 Wow, this is unbelievable, these exercises immediately helped me, I´ve had this problem for 13 years and no doctor could tell me what it was, they said I was making it up, eventually a psychiatrist told me I was crazy and making it up after asking for an x-ray on my chest (I had had a clavicle fracture) when he did not find anything he said it was all in my head and I gave up, recently I woke up and could not move my neck so I went to a maxilofacial specialist who finally told me about this, is insane the lack of knowledge doctors in Mexico have on this. Reply Bushra March 22, 2018 Does this cause even jaws? Reply Selena Bone March 25, 2018 Thank you for this video. I need to try both your TMJ pain relief video and this one. I have had such TMJ headaches for the past two weeks because I'm now on a weight gain regiment so I'm chewing a lot more throughout the day. You guys are great! My TMJ pain is more at night when I'm trying to sleep. No position seems to help the jaw, ear and temple pain. I tried laying on my back to sleep, but I've never been a back sleeper. Hard to get use to. Reply XChino04 March 26, 2018 Can these exercises also help with jawline? Reply Sandra Polichino March 27, 2018 So resistance training for the TMJ. I love the "guppie" demonstration … but that one hurts 🙁 Reply ThaiGal March 31, 2018 Great info. I felt immediate relief!! thank you Reply Alan Morrice April 9, 2018 Interestingly, doing the exercises in this video and your other TMJ video have cleared my blocked sinuses. How does that work?! Reply BluesGirl April 14, 2018 Mine started when a dental assistant rubber dammed my mouth one week to fill the back lower right tooth and 8 days later dammed it again to fill the top back left tooth. The second time she had the dam clipped back so tightly it was pinching my lip and she left for 15 minutes and by the time she and the dentist came back, I was in tears from the pain. She adjusted the dam and the filling was done. When I walked out with things still frozen, I never realized how much it had affected the joint, particularly on the left. For the next six months, I had loud grinding and clicking every time I talked and chewed, it was hot and ached constantly and I started chewing on the right which was less pain than on the left, I had headaches all the time, and was not sleeping well. At times I couldn't open my mouth wide enough to put a spoonful of food into it, and I was nibbling little bites off the end of a spoon or fork, or poking food in with my finger. It wasn't until six months later, one day when I was purposefully attempting to open my mouth wider in an attempt to alleviate it, that I had a flashback to her telling me to open my mouth really wide, and saying wider as she tried to attached the rubber dam to poke that upper left tooth through it, and I realized that was when all the symptoms started. So I went to a massage therapist to glove up and go up into the muscles to loosen the tightness – the first time she put a small amount of pressure there, it brought immediate tears with severe pain, even though she was just pressing lightly and she said it was super tight on the left. After several treatments, it was 90% relieved. So beware dental dams, and if they absolutely have to use them, then get the TMJ and surrounding muscles attended to right away. Reply Faiyaz Kashfi Rian April 19, 2018 Honestly love these guys Reply SRI SAI SHA April 24, 2018 Wonderful thanks a lot sir Reply Raymond Ross April 25, 2018 Amazing, thank you, really helped. I was just about to reach for the Advil and came across your videos. Wish I could give you both a big hug. Reply Gursimran Kaur May 8, 2018 I have a TMJ problem from last 4 years. My right side of haw is locked. And when ever i tried any exercises its hurts more. I have visited many doctors and they obly give painkillers. Do u think i has a possibility to be treated Reply Chai Fiel May 9, 2018 I am suffering jaw pain.. it hurts so much when i open my mouth especially in the morning when i wake up. Its been 2 months already😭 Reply AtomicLaughter May 11, 2018 I just found you guys and i'm so thankful. I'm a mobile groomer so my body is always in weird positions and i'm usually sore in my upper body. Thanks for giving me tips and tricks to feel better!!! Reply Quis Johnson May 19, 2018 You guys are saving my life. I get debilitating ear pain from tmj problems that were made worse from childhood boxing. when it happens I can’t turn my neck, run, chew food, and I don’t want to talk. I have been having pain one to four times a month since I was 16 and am currently 22. I fear I will need a total tmj replacement as having a major surgery on my face haunts me. As an exercise science major, I understand it doesn’t happen over night but any workouts I can do to give me back these wasted days will be apart of my daily from now on. You guys made a difference, Thankyou. Reply Kartikay Bhardwaj May 20, 2018 If I sleep straight on floor, that would be helpful ? thankyou Reply Olga Noskin May 20, 2018 Thank you Reply Revia Adini May 25, 2018 so helpful Reply Dan Faulkner May 31, 2018 Absolutely brilliant stuff. Two days in doing this vid & the other one several times a day and I'm already feeling lots of relief 🙂 Reply Soph Xx June 4, 2018 Please help, I’ve always had issues with my jaw locking and clicking, but about 18 hours ago I bit into a soft sweet and felt an intense pain in one side of my jaw and it become stiff and painful to move from side to side, and also painful to clench my teeth or chew. I have tried anti inflammatory drugs, which have not helped at all they haven’t even alleviated the pain, I have tried hot and cold compresses and also many many massages. Nothing is happening and all I can eat is soup because I cannot chew. Please help it’s been nearly 24 hours and I don’t know what to do! Reply Gora Fix June 12, 2018 This seems to be good. Reply Fortune July 2, 2018 Thank you for this video I plan to begin these exercises regularly. I have this so bad that my face shape and structure has completely changed since it has began over 5 years ago. Request for a video on sleeping positions and all advice, pillow position flat raised, no pillow at all maybe etc. that can help? I have been trying to sleep on my back with jaw in natural rested state on a flat pillow (totally uncomfortable) but ofcourse I flip flop and move while I'm asleep and wake up on my side in pain with a headache. So any sleep hygiene tips for TMJ sufferers would be really really great. This truly is a wretched disorder with all the referred pain that comes with it. But shall remain positive! Thanks so much to you both! I love your videos and upbeat helpful attitudes on some really serious pain/discomfort issues – a few videos have even helped my family members as well. Thanks again, Take care ☺ Reply Mark Bacera July 4, 2018 I just did the chin tuck and my right arm started feeling weird (I want to say numb, but I'm not sure…), is this a problem? Reply TimeBunny July 7, 2018 How often should they be done a day and how many repetitions of each? Reply bad news budgie July 12, 2018 3 times, 6 seconds, got it! 👌 Reply S. R. Karfelt July 19, 2018 Being a near-sighted writer who sometimes spends sixteen hours a day at the computer, I know exactly WHY I have so much TMJ trouble. Thanks for these exercises. It’s been so bad lately that I don’t like to wear the splint the dentist gave me. It just makes my teeth ache. Something that’s helped me is sleeping without a pillow. I’m a back sleeper and when I sleep without a pillow I think it keeps my head back more during the night, giving it a break from all that “turtling” at the computer. Thanks guys. I’ll be trying these (and the massage in the other video is wonderful). Reply Ankit Joshi August 2, 2018 Does chewing gum help in TMJ ? Should I chewing it ? Reply Sonya Buck August 19, 2018 It sounds like sand between rocks grinding when I eat. Not sure what to do. And constant clicking opening and closing my mouth. Reply Amy Stephenson August 22, 2018 Really helpful! 💗 Reply Divya Bajpai September 7, 2018 How many times should these exercises to be done in a day..?? Reply Jess Dayz September 13, 2018 I have a question: how many times a day do I do this for? I went to a TMJ specialist for the first time last month and he said my TMJD is really serious. Even though I don’t get much pain at all. Just the physical deformity of having a square chubby jaw and clicking in both sides of the jaw joint. Should I stop if I’m start to develop pain in one side Reply Mia Nile September 26, 2018 Wow thank you ❤️ Reply Charlene Leber September 30, 2018 This happened to me after having dental surgery (bone graft). I got an infection in my gums and the graft was removed. I was trying to get a couple of teeth implants. After three weeks I still have intense pain in my jaw. Looking for relief of this pain. Reply Lauren B October 5, 2018 It possible that TMJ will only cause ear pain not any jaw pain? Reply Amber Greene October 10, 2018 Very helpful! Reply TheTRUTH IsOutThere October 17, 2018 LOL! Thank you very much for the great info! Reply sandy5791 October 22, 2018 Thank you! How often should these be practiced? :o) Reply Bella Rose October 23, 2018 Is cracking when you chew a symptom of tmj & if so can theses exercises correct that? Reply ultracalicokittycat November 16, 2018 I swear these exercises helped me just doing them one day Reply Priyanka Jilwani November 28, 2018 i have an overbite and ive been advised to get braces which is supposed to help with tmd… would love to know what you guys think? if i should do it Reply ERICA BELL January 13, 2019 I love you guys! Reply M Kreh-Z February 14, 2019 I just have clicking/popping when I open my mouth wide on my left jaw side. Will these help for that?Thanks! Reply JERJY March 14, 2019 Thank you!! Great channel!!! 🙌🙌🙌 Reply BoLIDE CG March 16, 2019 Thank you! Reply Jessica Skene May 31, 2019 Thanks so much guys. My pain was getting extremely bad and I'm amazed I feel so much better already. Thanks for giving me hope I can manage this pain 😊 Reply Ana Keough May 31, 2019 Thanks for the advice 😃I have such bad TMJ and I didn’t know that so many people have it too! It helps with the irritating pain, popping and locking Reply Ayush Anand June 1, 2019 Does this exercise effect deep bite ? Reply Bethany S. August 11, 2019 Thank you for clearing that up. As a dental hygienist, people tell me daily that they have TMJ when their jaws crack or click. I’ve given up correcting some people 😂 Reply Green Tree August 22, 2019 Fish oil with omega 3 helps a lot! Reply Powerpunch420 August 22, 2019 Thank you! Reply makecsx August 24, 2019 3 years spent in hell with this jaw pain (which involved not only jaw but whole left side of my face). 2 times a day did these exercises. On 5th day i was moving my jaw just to get any kind of pain relief and suddenly my jaw made some sound, like it got back to it’s original place. And after that all pain was gone!!! (not instantly, but in 3-5 hours). And i went to all kinds of doctors, everyone said that my jaw was ok, and that problem should be in tooth/eye etc…God bless you, i can’t thank you more! Now i can live without being distracted with this unbearable pain! Ignore other content people, i tried many other exercises. These are most effective!!! Reply llVIU September 13, 2019 this is relative to bruxism, I clench my teeth all the time and it's bad for my teeth, the enmel gets worn out and I have constant tooth cavities and constant tooth pains. Reply LEONARD CRUZ September 19, 2019 I suggest this TMJ treatment https://t.co/gTGbrigL4Q to all my patients who`ve got TMJ . I have to inform you that most my own patients come back astonished with how much greater they feel through following the instructions in this program. I have found this program to be way more valuable than all the materials I have accumulated.. Reply Tyler Munson September 24, 2019 Thank you! I watch this every morning and night really does help thank you 😊 Reply Cindy Perales September 30, 2019 Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I've had a headache for 1 week now and I already feel some relief. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.