Are your jaw muscles tight and sore?
Ellie, a remedial massage and sports therapist at myPhysioSA North Adelaide, explains what could be causing your jaw pain, then teaches you how to massage your key jaw muscles to relieve the pain.
Jaw pain and tightness is a common problem. The main cause is usually stress and tension. Sometimes it can be teeth related or even caused by a trauma to the jaw.
Ellie shows you how to do your own massage on the tight masseter muscles around the jaw and the temporalis muscles up into your temples. These muscles can become overactive, especially if you tend to tighten your jaw and clench during the day or at night in your sleep. This often happens without you even knowing you are doing it.
Ellie demonstrates how to do trigger point therapy and myofacial release massage, similar to what a massage therapist would do for you.