TMJ Pain - Popping Jaw


How it feels

Some people who have Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction have pain in the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.  You may experience restricted motion and be unable to open your mouth all the way. Opening and closing your mouth may cause a popping sound.  TMJ dysfunction may also cause indirect pain like frequent headaches, migraines and facial pain.

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TMJ dysfunction is a balance and overuse problem.  If the bite is uneven, one side may chew harder than the other so the joint becomes more stressed.  Grinding of the teeth often contributes to overuse problems. The other seemingly disassociated problems are all tied in via the neurological system.  The common connection is the Trigeminal nerve which passes right next to the Temporal Mandibular Joint.  By exerting pressure on the nerves TMJ dysfunction  can trigger facial pain, headaches and migraines.


TMJ can be both annoying and painful.

How to eliminate the pain

A dentist can check your bite for symmetry and adjust your teeth as necessary to even out your bite.  Many holistic dentists work with patients experiencing migraines and facial pain.  An increasing number of dentists are becoming aware of the foot-mouth connection.  Hyperpronation distorts posture in all planes.  Observed from the side, the head forward posture causes the jaw to drift forward.  In the frontal plane, a functional short leg (from hyperpronation) un-levels the hips causing scoliosis which causes a sideways drift of the jaw.  The bite distortion triggers joint and muscular distortions which must be eliminated in order for healing to occur.  Improving your posture by eliminating hyperpronation is an important first step. 


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If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause TMJ dysfunction and pain.


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including TMJ pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 


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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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