TMD Series: Check Your Symptoms with this Quiz

TMD (often referred to as TMJ) is dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, and it’s a very common – if irritating – condition. One safe and effective way to treat TMD is through physical therapy. This week, we’re beginning a TMD series: we’ll share Physical Therapist articles, a video, and a quiz you can take to see if your symptoms suggest TMD.

TMD Symptoms:

  • Jaw joint/muscle stiffness
  • Pain in the chewing muscles
  • Noticeable clicking, popping, or locking of your jaw while talking or eating
  • Frequent headaches that may seem like tension headaches
  • Continuing earaches or ringing in the ears

Wondering if you have TMD? Click here to take a quick quiz right now!

Please note: Jaw pain also can be a symptom of heart attack. Seek medical care immediately if jaw pain is accompanied by:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Left arm pain
  • Numbness in the left arm
  • Nausea


Whether you’re looking to improve your TMD symptoms, or have other pain or problems of the musculoskeletal system, Body One Physical Therapy is ready to help you feel – and move – better. We’re both locally owned and operated, with three locations serving Central Indianapolis: North Indy/Carmel, Fishers, and Zionsville. Now with Tele-PT, we’re even available in your living room! Don’t wait to feel better, call today or click to make an appointment.