91% of People with Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease have TMJ Pain!
Yes you read it right.
91% of people with Hashimoto’s disease complain of pain in the masticatory systems.
In people with hypothyroidism,
Hypomobility (Stiffness in the Jaw joints to open and close) was reported in 84.6%.
In people with hyperthyroidism,
Hypermobility (Looseness in the Jaw joints to open) was reported in 45.5%,
Hypomobility (Stiffness in the Jaw joints to open) was reported in 45.5% also.
In people with various thyroid diseases, TMJ symptoms and;
– Tension-type headache 58.8%
– Tinnitus 52.3%
co-existed in the study.
And that is what I would agree with the above statistics.
With Physiotherapy, we can help to relieve muscle soreness, pain, joint stiffness, headaches and improve posture and potentially Tinnitus (usually takes 18-24 months of treatment).
Please seek an expert help in your local area from physiotherapist with interest in TMJ issues.
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Symptoms in temporomandibular joints dys- function in adult patients with thyroid diseases
RESCUE ● No. 1/2019 (21-28) ● JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, NURSING AND MEDICAL RESCUE ● No.1/2019
J Byra, M Kulesa-Mrowiecka, M Pihut