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The Effect of Temporomandibular Joint Movement Restriction on Treatment of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Pain
J Kor Soc Phys Ther 2007;19(5):43-49
Published online October 25, 2007
© 2007 The Korean Society of Physical Therapy.

Ki-Mae Um, PT; Young-Sook Bae, PT

Department of Physical Therapy, Yeo-Ju College
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to the effects of temporomandibular joint movement restriction on treatment of SCM muscle pain. Methods: The subjects(n=20) were males(n=7) and Females(n=13) that had SCM muscle pain and movement restriction at one side of temporomandibular joint. The massage and Taping performed on the SCM muscle during 4 weeks. The measured items of SCM pain were pressure-pain scale, DITI. The measured items of temporomandibular joint movement restriction were VAS, ROM, deviation. Results: SCM Muscle of pressure-pain scale is lower in ipsilateral than counterlateral, But temperature is higher in ipsilateral than counterlateral. Pressure-pain scale was statistical significance(p<0.05). After studying, the pain and temperature of SCM muscle was statistical significance(p<0.05). After studying, VAS of Temporomandibular joint was decreased, ROM was increased, deviation was decreased. All of measured items of Before and after studying found a statistical significance(p<0.05). Conclusion: This study showed that SCM muscle pain related Tm joint pain and movement restriction. The patient with TM joint movement restriction that may take effect on reducing SCM muscle pain.
Keywords : TM joint, SCM muscle, Pain, Movement restriction

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