Pain in the temporomandibular joint, more commonly referred to as TMJ or jaw pain, is a common problem affecting more than 10 million Americans. It is essential to determine the cause of the TMJ pain so that appropriate treatment can be recommended. Doctors must first rule out non-articular causes of jaw pain (such as parotitis, sinusitis, Trotter's syndrome, or dental problems) which can produce similar symptoms to TMJ.
Primarily, there are three types of conditions that produce TMJ pain, and arthritis is among them. Find out which type of arthritis most commonly affects the temporomandibular joint. Also, find out what is done to manage the condition. Read the Full Article: Arthritis of the Temporomandibular Joint.
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