According to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research in 2010, TMJ exercises, when done correctly, can be highly effective at curbing pain and increasing the mouth opening range of patients.
A few exercises can include:
Complete this exercise by putting your hands behind your back, straightening your shoulders, pulling your chin upwards, holding for a count of ten, then pointing your chin downwards and doing the same.
In this exercise, you apply light pressure with your fingers while slowly opening and closing your mouth.
Done by touching your tongue to the roof of your mouth while slowly opening and closing your mouth; this can help gradually increase your mouth’s range of motion.