Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and TMJ pain in Wake Forest

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and TMJ pain in Wake Forest

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and TMJ pain in Wake Forest


Welcome to our specialized clinic in Wake Forest, where we provide expert care for individuals with Ehlrs-Danlos syndrome and TMJ pain.

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of inherited connective tissue disorders characterized by a variety of clinical manifestations ranging from skin hyperextensibility to joint hypermobility and connective tissue fragility.

A particularly complex but often neglected problem relates to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), where joint hypermobility and altered connective tissue can present a particular challenge in EDS patients.

TMJ pain is one of the most commonly described oral manifestations of EDS. It is now evident that the prevalence of TMJ pain is higher among patients with EDS, particularly the hypermobile subtype (hEDS), compared with the general population.

Treatment options for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and TMJ pain in Wake Forest

Physical therapists are highly effective in treating hypermobility-associated TMJ pain by providing targeted exercises and manual techniques that improve joint stability and alleviate discomfort.

Treating hypermobility and TMJ pain with physical therapy requires a comprehensive and personalized approach to achieve optimal outcomes.

A thorough treatment plan is essential, beginning with an in-depth assessment of the patient’s condition, medical history, and specific symptoms.

Our one-on-one care allows our physical therapists to tailor exercises and techniques to your individual needs, ensuring precise and effective interventions.

This personalized attention helps in addressing the unique challenges posed by hypermobility and TMJ disorders, promoting pain relief, improved function, and overall quality of life.

If you have TMJ pain and hypermobility, our team of specialized TMJ physical therapists can develop a personalized treatment plan for relief.

You can learn more about our TMJ services here.