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What are some good home-care methods to relieve jaw tension, tenderness and stiffness caused by TMJ disorder?

What are some good home-care methods to relieve jaw tension, tenderness and stiffness caused by TMJ disorder?

Home TMJ therapy: Eating habit changes (soft diet). Relaxation exercises to reduce pain inducing stress. Conscious diaphragmatic breathing. Jaw stretching exercises for TMJ. See OFP specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Having chest, jaw, arm, and shoulder pains the last 5 days and they're tender when pressure is applied. What could be the possible cause?

Having chest, jaw, arm, and shoulder pains the last 5 days and they're tender when pressure is applied. What could be the possible cause?

Possible cause: The possible cause could be anything until you see a doctor about this. If you can see a doctor soon that's OK. If not, have someone take you today to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

Neck mass : In this area of your neck, this could be a sebaceous cyst in the superficial skin of the neck, a lymph node, or a parotid gland mass. I do advise you see an otolaryngologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can toothache cause extreme aching pain in head, temple and jaw lasting for about 5 min then going just leaving tender teeth? I do clench as well.

Can toothache cause extreme aching pain in head, temple and jaw lasting for about 5 min then going just leaving tender teeth? I do clench as well.

Yes, it can: Please see a dentist to have that tooth examined and treated. Very soon, the pain will become continuous, and eventually unbearable. And while you are at the office, have the dentist check you for bruxism and see if a night guard might benefit you. ...Read more

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Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Yes: The nerve to the tongue passes just in front of ear. If you have chronic inflammation in the joint tongue may be sore. But can also be from other causes. Have you asked your Dentist to take a look? Have you asked for an Orthodontic Consultation to asses occlusion and function? ...Read more

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Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person. What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue. If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or an other adult that you have rapport with. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I've had pain on the right side of my neck just below my jaw, hurts to swallow, tender to touch, causes headaches, stiff neck, no fever, any ideas?

Possible infection: It is impossible to tell for sure, but you might want to check with a dentist to rule out any type of infection or change in the bone in that area. You also have salivary glands in that area and you want to rule out any type of infection. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

What are possible causes for a one sided  large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion

Not tumor: In addition to dr. Zapanta's explanations, would comment that tumors are hard, not soft (lymphoma typically ruber-hard, carcinoma just hard). Inflammation secondary to infection may be the most common cause if its tender... ...Read more

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