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How Do You Treat An Injury Of Mouth Muscle
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have TMJ and wear a mouth guard . My masseter muscle has been in spasm for a long time now . What is the best way to treat?
I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?
Not ruptured muscle: There's no way to rupture a mouth muscle. However, the jaw muscles may go into spasm, causing pain and limited opening, which can also cause the jaw to deviate to one side while opening. It could also represent a displaced disc inside the jaw joint, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Try a soft diet, moist heat and nsaid's like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it persists, see a specialist. ...Read more
A TMJ symptom: Painful popping noises in the jaw joint while chewing are a common manifestation of TMJ problems. It usually indicates a partially displaced TMJ disc inside the jaw joint. To my knowledge, you can't rupture a mouth muscle while chewing. If the painful popping continues, you may want to seek treatment to prevent the disc from becoming completely displaced which may lead to locking or arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello,why when I open mouth too wide it hurts right side,around the muscle?How to relax muscle so can I open wide again?
Dentist: You may have a problem with your bite putting strain on the joint or muscles around the joint. A dentist would be best to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
I'm a musician who needs strong muscles around my mouth, but i can feel that one side is stronger than the other. Are there any exercises i can do?
Yes, see IAOM: Yes, in fact there are therapists who specialize in this type of thing called orofacial myologists. See http://www.Iaom.Com/about.Html and http://www.Iaom.Com/memdirectory.Html to find a qualified specialist in your area who can assess you and provide individualized instruction and guidance; it will be much better than anything you can do on your own. ...Read more
Exercise: Twenties male concerned about thinning of facial muscles. All muscles, including facial muscles, respond to exercise by increase in mass and tone. It is not possible to weight lift facial muscles, but one can use isometric exercises, via facial grimacing exercises several time each day, to stimulate facial muscle growth. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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