It is NOT normal for your jaw to click
and yes you need Jaw Physio!
WHY? I hear you say.
(30% of the population will have a ''clicky jaw'' with no problems, ie pain or dysfunction, but how do you know if your ''clicky jaw'' is not going to develop into worse symptoms? If you have no pain with your click, Leigh can just see you for one session to give you some ''jaw Pilates'' exercises to make sure it does not get worse in your future.)
It is usually due to some disruption of the joint surface, may that be;
How to prevent clicking:
When it is a mild click with no pain, it is usually simple and only needs a few sessions to correct.
The more frequently it clicks, then develops pain and then starts to lock, you will obviously need more treatments.
It is very rare for the clicking to go away by itself, as the jaw muscles spasm to try and protect this movement and end up tightening in an asymmetrical pattern (i.e. tighter muscles on one side of the jaw). So not only does the joint movement have to be encouraged to glide along the path of least resistance with no pain or clicking, but the muscles have to work equally and symmetrically as both jaws work as one.
If you’re not sure, feel free to ring Leigh on 9315 3855 and ask her what you can do, or whether you need treatment.
You don’t need a referral from your doctor to see Leigh, call for an appointment on 9315 3855.