Patient complains of difficulty, pain or restricted opening of the mouth. This usually signifies that both the temporomandibular joints are involved. It usually occurs upon waking and gets worse throughout the day. In some cases, the jaw may lock entirely.
This limitation of jaw activity may lead to further limitation of jaw movement and increase in pain due to degeneration of joint, muscle weakness or fibrosis.Authored By : Dr. Rajesh Raveendranathan