Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are a common subgroup of pain disorder known in the public as 'TMJ'. TMJ is the commonly used abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint.
There are a few types of pain that are classified under TMD, including:
What are some of the symptoms of TMJ?
Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:
TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking sound or grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. But if there is no pain or limitation of movement associated with your jaw clicking, you don't necessarily have a TMJ disorder.