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During TMJ arthroscopy, your doctor inserts a small thin tube cannula into the joint space, and a small camera arthroscope is then inserted to view the area and to help determine a diagnosis. Have you been diagnosed with a chronic illness? If you were my patient, I would conduct a full assessment and start by asking you some very important questions that fall into four distinct groups: 1. Temporomandibular joint disorders. Painful jaw joints, popping and cracking sounds, stiffness, facial pain and headaches: These are some of the common symptoms of temporomandibular disorder TMD. Some of the more common treatments of TMJ include resting the joints of the jaw, stress management techniques to reduce clenching of the jaw, pain medications, mouth exercises, heat and cold compresses, and orthopedic appliances such as mouth guards to reduce the effects of tooth grinding. It is more common in women than it is in men and is most likely to occur in individuals between the ages of twenty and forty. Painful jaw joints, popping and cracking sounds, stiffness, facial pain, and headaches: These are some of the common symptoms of temporomandibular disorder TMD.