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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain In Tongue Muscles

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Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder. It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms.Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue. In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

Medication?: Did you start taking anything new before this started? If so, you can try Diphenhydramine and see if that helps. You should contact whoever gave you the medication about stopping it. ...Read more

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What causes my tongue, jaw, and fingers to go numb and those muscles to stop working the moment I lie down or stand up from a sitting position?

What causes my tongue, jaw, and fingers to go numb and those muscles to stop working the moment I lie down or stand up from a sitting position?

Autonomic: dysfunction. It sounds like you may have some sort of autonomic dysfunction. The Autonomic nervous system provides the connection between your brain and your internal organs. Yours appears to be not working well. See a neurologist . Also check this link. http://www.healthline.com/health/autonomic-dysfunction#Overview1 ...Read more

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I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

I have pain on my tongue.  Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

Traumatic injury: is the most common cause of tongue pain. Use mouth rinses to relieve pain, avoid spicy food, tobacco and alcohol. Tongue soreness usually resolves within a few days. However, if this condition does not subside in a week, See a dentist or physician for help. ...Read more

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Pin prick feeling on tongue and face. Blurry painful eye. Sore muscles in legs. What could be the cause?

Seek help: Could be an inflammatory condition with iritis, myositis, and neuropathy sxs of the face. Definitely need to be seen by a physician soon. May need a CPK, sed rate, CRP and MRI of the brain. It sounds like you need to be seen right away. A flurry painful eye can be acute glaucoma, infection, among other urgent conditions. Please seek help in the urgent care or ED if not improving. ...Read more

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Could zpak or hard cough cause red bump in roof of mouth and pain in tongue? My tongue feels like a muscle pulled since last night and the bump sore.

Could zpak or hard cough cause red bump in roof of mouth and pain in tongue? My tongue feels like a muscle pulled since last night and the bump sore.

Zpack no, cough yes: The red bump on the roof of the mouth and pain in tongue is more due to the hard cough than the zpack. if this continues I'd go back to the dentist to have it evaluated. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles, what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

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Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles,  what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.

See a Demtst and MD: From a dental standpoint, these symptoms are associated with several types of conditions which include life threatening infections to tmj. Best to have an exam by a dentist and physician for a more thorough exam before jumping to any conclusions. I would also recommend that you not put this off for long. ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more

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In what way can the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle affect the tongue?

In what way can the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle affect the tongue?

Sternocleidomastoid: It doesn't affect the tongue at all. It is connected to the mastoid process behind the ear and goes to the clavicle. It does not impact tongue motion. The tongue itself is mainly a muscle called the genioglossus. Many other muscles impact the motion of the tongue. ...Read more