Local Massage with Topical Analgesic, a Novel Treatment Modality for Temporomandibular Muscular Pain, a Case Study Report of 5 Consecutive Cases
R.W.K Wong*, A.B.M Rabie
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 97
Last Page: 102
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-2-97
Article History:Received Date: 17/3/2008
Revision Received Date: 21/4/2008
Acceptance Date: 25/4/2008
Electronic publication date: 15/5/2008
Collection year: 2008
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/), which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) represent a group of painful conditions involving the muscles of mastication and the temporomandibular joint. Ping On Ointment has been used in the Chinese Orthopedics as a soothing massage balm for muscular aches, strain and sprain. If topical application of the ointment can be effective for the treatment of TMD muscular pain, it may be the long-sought-after method for safe, simple, cheap, non-invasive, and effective treatment modality of TMD muscular pain. Purpose: This report documented a case study of the first five consecutive cases using this treatment modality.
All cases resulted in complete remission of pain within one month of topical massage.
This treatment method has high potential to benefit a significant number of people and randomized control trials should be performed.