Finding a permanent treatment for common TMJ symptoms, such as headaches, migraines, jaw pain, neck pain, and facial pain can be a daunting task, as many of the most common treatments available are temporary and don’t provide lasting relief. TMJ symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, and for patients who suffer from the condition, finding relief can almost seem like looking for a needle in a haystack. While massages and alternative treatments like acupuncture may work, the relief is only temporary and, soon enough, TMJ symptoms return.
Orthotic shoes have also recently been introduced as a potential temporary treatment for TMJ symptoms. Created by Novis Shoes, a company run by a certified pedorthist, these shoes and inserts can be used to help adjust the balance within the body, which is sometimes helpful in treating symptoms associated with scoliosis, migraines, and even TMJ disorder. The company believes that the shoes and inserts help to relieve aches and pains by reducing pressure on the spine and allowing the patient to adapt to a new more balanced posture.
The company also states that, while their lift shoes may provide relief, they are only best for those with less acute symptoms. The lift shoes can help balance out a person’s varying leg lengths by raising the lower hip to the same position as the higher hip. With this, the body is in a much more balanced position.
Though there are plenty of alternative treatments available, such as orthotic shoes, that have proven to help treat TMJ symptoms, most of these treatments are merely temporary and are not ideal for long-term use. When it comes to TMJ, the most effective treatment is one that realigns your bite into a more ideal location. If you are interested in learning more about TMJ and getting treatment that offers long-lasting results, look no further than Dr. Berry. Dr. Berry can provide you with information, advice and treatment options that can reduce or eliminate your TMJ symptoms. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today.