They did TMJ surgery to strengthen it and scrape part of the arthritis off (that never did make sense to me) and said that I also would be on a soft food diet, but 20 years later, the surgery
is still a success in my book. I did find relief (pre surgery
) not from the prescription meds, but from an old remedy my dad use to use for his bad knees. It is quinine. I'm not a doctor, and am not advising anyone to take quinine, but for me, it helped.