Doctor insights on:
Jaw Muscles Tense Up And Hurt When Yawning
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw muscles seem to tire easily. It happens when I am either talking/chewing and it comes on very quickly and it hurts until i rest it. Ideas?
Took a tylenol cause i think my entire left side jaw muscles are sore or really tight/tense not sure if i dislocated it or blew a muscle? What to do?
Bruxism: Or grinding your teeth while asleep is most common reason for sore jaw muscles. A dentist can make you a bite guard to protect your teeth. I doubt that you've "blown" pulled your jaw muscles. This simply does not happen. You could also be having muscle spasms of the jaw muscles but these would be very painful and not just sore. ...Read more
What is causing me to have pain in my jaw muscles. It only hurts at nighttime when laying down. Is it an ear infection?
Bruxism?: There are some people who clench their teeth and grind their teeth during sleep or unconsciously while under tension. It is also possible to have temporal mandibular joint problems which are positional in nature. Suggest you see a dentist/oral surgeon or ENT doctor and get this problem solved. ...Read more
Hi when I yawned today I felt the muscles at the bottom of my jaw pull, then later that day I got pain on 1 side of head when swallowing talking etc ?
Muscle pull jaw/head: Over-stretching" a muscle can lead to immediate spasm/pain. After those symptoms resolve, there can be recurrent pain when moving the same muscle in a normal fashion (such as with swallowing or talking as you described). A very wide yawn can trigger symptoms like this. Nothing dangerous but certainly annoying. ...Read more
Jaw pain on the left side for a week, massenter muscle feels tender with light massage. when yawning, right side pops, left side feels sore.
TMJ strain maybe: Your jaw joins to your skull by a joint called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Muscles move your jaw. Just like any other joint you can sprain or strain it. A sudden big yawn, a big bite, can all injure that connection. Long term problems can be do to the teeth not meeting properly or grinding teeth during sleep. Try heat, rest, no hard chewy foods for now. See doc if worse or no better soon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- My chest hurts when i cough and im having lots of flem come up what's the problem
- I wake up with my mouth dry and hurts when i swallow
- Hand has pain when writing and hurts all the way up to my elbow
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Tight chest and neck hurts when laugh or sniff up
- My knees hurt when i go up and down stairs
- What does it mean when you wake up and your chest hurts?
- Why do my muscles hurt when i wake up?
- Talk to an otolaryngologist online