He may recommend jaw exercises for various problems that cause jaw pain , especially temporomandibular joint dysfunction . Not every chin exercise is suitable for everyone. Consult your doctor for the appropriate treatment for you.

Proper Resting Position

Keeping your head, neck and jaw in the correct position is very important for the treatment of your jaw pain.

  • Be comfortable. Take a break from what you’re doing when you’re nervous. Let your body release tension.
  • Don’t grind your teeth. Keep your chin slightly ajar.
  • The tip of your tongue should be touching your palate just behind your front teeth.
  • For correct posture, imagine two ropes pulling your body, one up from the crown of your head and the other up and forward from your breastbone.
  • Inhale with your diaphragm muscle (with your stomach). Put one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. As you inhale, your hand on your stomach should rise higher than your hand on your chest.

Control of Chin Exercises

First Stage

  • Keep the tip of your tongue on your palate throughout the exercise.
  • Put one of your index fingers on your most sore jaw joint.
  • Place your other index finger under your chin.
  • Open your mouth downwards and backwards (toward your throat) with your index finger.
  • In front of the mirror, check that this partial opening and closing of your chin occurs properly.
  • Repeat the exercise five times. Apply five times a day. If you can do it correctly, move on to the second phase.
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Second Stage

  • Keep the tip of your tongue on your palate throughout the exercise.
  • Place both index fingers on your jaw knuckles.
  • Open your mouth down and back (toward your throat).
  • In front of the mirror, check that this partial opening and closing of your chin occurs properly.
  • Repeat the exercise five times. Apply five times a day. If you can do it correctly, move on to phase three.

Third Stage

  • Begin the exercise with the tip of your tongue on your palate.
  • Put one of your index fingers on your most sore jaw joint.
  • Place your other index finger under your chin.
  • Open your mouth downwards and backwards (toward your throat) with your index finger.
  • Separate the tip of your tongue from your palate and open your mouth fully.
  • Check that your chin opens properly in front of the mirror.
  • Repeat the exercise five times. Apply five times a day. If you can do it correctly, move on to phase four.

Stage Four

  • Begin the exercise with the tip of your tongue on your palate.
  • Place both index fingers on your jaw knuckles.
  • Open your mouth down and back (toward your throat).
  • Separate the tip of your tongue from your palate and open your mouth fully.
  • Check that your chin opens properly in front of the mirror.
  • Repeat the exercise five times. Apply five times a day.

Jaw Stabilization Exercises

First Stage

  • Maintain proper resting position throughout the exercise.
  • With your index finger, apply gentle pressure to your chin alternately from different directions as shown in figures A to F.
  • Maintain pressure in each direction for two seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise five times in each direction. Apply five times a day.
  • Move on to phase two when you can do it easily enough.
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Second Stage

  • Begin the exercise with the appropriate resting position.
  • Place the knuckle of your index finger between your upper and lower teeth as shown in the figure.
  • Remove your finger but keep a finger gap between your teeth.
  • Place the tip of your tongue on your palate.
  • Gently apply pressure to your chin as shown from A to F in the previous figure.
  • Maintain pressure in each direction for two seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise five times in each direction. Apply five times a day.
  • Move on to phase three when you can do it easily enough.

Third Stage

  • n the exercise with the appropriate resting position.
  • Place the knuckles of your index and middle fingers between your upper and lower teeth as shown in the figure (if you cannot open two fingers wide, you can practice the exercise by opening your mouth as wide as you can).
  • Remove your fingers but keep the two finger gaps between your teeth.
  • If you can, place the tip of your tongue on your palate.
  • Maintaining a two-finger opening, gently apply pressure to your chin as shown A to F in the previous figure.
  • Maintain pressure in each direction for two seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise five times in each direction. Apply five times a day.

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