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Muscle (Definition)

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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I am feeling indigestion type pain in the solar plexus area of my stomach as well as a nagging pain in my jaw muscles. Any ideas what this could be?

I am feeling indigestion type pain in the solar plexus area of my stomach as well as a nagging pain in my jaw muscles. Any ideas what this could be?

Are you grinding: Your teeth? This could be a very simple reason for why your jaw muscles are sore or you could also be clenching a lot. Often associated with stressful life episodes. Don't know about the indigestion, though. ...Read more

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What can be done for weak jaw muscles?

What can be done for weak jaw muscles?

Physical therapy: There are several different types of physical therapy that can be done to increase the strength of your jaw muscles. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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How to slim jaw muscles from grinding?

How to slim jaw muscles from grinding?

Night appliance: Use of a properly made night time appliance is effective. Also, Botox has been shown to help. ...Read more

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When I yawn my jaw muscles tense up and hurt why is this?

When I yawn my jaw muscles tense up and hurt why is this?

May be sensitive: If your jaw muscles are irritated from doing a lot of chewing (gum, for example) or from clenching or grinding your teeth, yawning can overstimulate the muscles causing a spasm. This spasm leads to the feeling of tenseness and pain. Try a soft diet for a week or so and see if this helps. You might want to see your dentist as well. ...Read more

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My jaw muscles tense up for some reason when chewing. What can I do?

Relaxation exercises: Massage, moist heat, jaw stretching exercises. You may chronically clench your teeth. See your dentist about a splint or nightguard. ...Read more

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Is there a way to enlarge your jaw muscles so they bulge out similiar to brad pitts?

Not a good idea: In general because over-exercising the jaw muscles (masseters, as in case of brad pitt) could end up overloading the chewing apparatus/jaw joint. I'm afraid brad was just naturally endowed unlike most of us! ...Read more

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How can I reduce my jaw muscle size?

Surgery/splint/botox: If your muscle enlargement is due to clench/grinding - a nightguard may help. Botox can also work in the same situation. Occasionally, the muscles that are enlarged can be sculpted surgically by an oral surgeon. See a board certified oral surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible to make jaw muscle larger?

What do I do if possible to make jaw muscle larger?

Chew gum: But not a good idea because you could end up overloading your jaw joint. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I enlarge my jaw muscles?

Not a good idea: In general because only way to enlarge a muscle (outside of cosmetic surgery) is through exercise and you could end up overloading your jaw joint (tmj). ...Read more

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How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

Try these: Apply warm packs application, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies), exercise your jaw ( up & down movement) may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I have small bumps under on side of my neck and my jaw muscle feels tough?

I have small bumps under on side of my neck and my jaw muscle feels tough?

Need atteion: Any ' tough' or hard lump in the head and neck area need immediate attention, have to see your physician to make sure it is not a metastatic lymph node ( malignant ). ...Read more

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How to deal with pain in jaw muscle or submandibular joint?

How to deal with pain in jaw muscle or submandibular joint?

Two diff. Things: If the pain is from the jaw muscle under your cheek that could be from the parotid gland under it, if the pain is from the joint TMJ , treatments varies from a simple night guard to surgery, see you's dentist to determine the cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more

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List possible causes for atrophy of cheeks and jaw muscle in 20 year old male.

List possible causes for atrophy of cheeks and jaw muscle in 20 year old male.

Anorexia??: most common cause is malnutrition and most common cause for that on teens is eating disorder ...Read more

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I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

Masseter Hypertrophy: Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle. People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

TMJ exercises: Try putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth, opening your mouth wide with your tongue in place, and breathing in slowly for two counts, and out slowly for two counts. Release and repeat 6 times, every 3 hours. Make a fist and place it directly under your chin. Balance the weight of your fist and press as you gently try to open your jaw. See OFP for consult. ...Read more

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