Temporomandibular joint pain usually goes away on its own, so the less you do to treat the problem, the better, as the TMJ Association, Ltd. notes.
However, if your pain isn't improving, TMJ physical therapy is something patients can consider. Physical therapy for TMJ disorders can involve a number of treatments including heat/cold therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and massage. Stretching and relaxing exercises are usually combined with the treatment to further improve results.
If you do suffer from TMJ pain, it's a good idea to see a physical therapist to learn what exercises can best help you and to learn how to properly perform them. In the meantime, the following are examples of exercises that might be part of TMJ physical therapy.