Quick question - Ice pack or hot treatment (warm towel, hot water bottle, etc)? Cut a long story - its thought that I have a temporary prob called TMJ (and no I didn't get it like that ) I've read up on it on some american websites but they can contradict a little on medical and non-medical treatments info. There's very slight swelling that isn't noticeable but the thing can hurt like a b1tch some times despite taking ibuprofen. Generally though I wanted to know if there are benefits in one treatment over the other. Is it dependent on how the injury/hurt is caused?