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Jaw Muscles Tightness
Jaw muscles felt tight, went to go eat... bit down on something hard and felt a sharp pain on one side of jaw muscle for a second, could be cramp???
Yes: Yes. Likely a cramp. May have injured jaw joint (TMJ) if pain persists, see oral surgeon or TMJ specialist. ...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
Can being too skinny/underweight make my jaw/cheek muscles tight and painful? I have naturally protruding cheekbones, but never hurt until recently.
Muscle spasms: Having tight and painful jaw muscles can be due to stress , especially in a young 21 year old. Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, can also be a symptom of over active jaw muscles. Since the muscle relaxants and pt haven't helped, i recommend an evaluation by your dentist to see if bite correction(splint, orthodontics, etc) can help. If you have done this, consider biofeedback or relaxation therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not: Pain in the collarbone area is not a common sign or symptom in tmd. However, very tight jaw muscles and neck pain are commonly seen in tmd. It sounds like you may be suffering from myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (mpds), which is one of several forms of tmd (temporomandibular disorders). Treatment for this is usually nonsurgical, involving medication and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently had jaw surgery, moving my upper jaw out 20mm. Now, i can't open my mouth very far. My jaw muscles get tight also. Help please!
Could the way i'm holding my jaw in place affect the tightness in my jaw muscles? Maybe I am forcing it to a new position or stretching it too much
I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?
Can a chronically tight sternocleidomastoid muscle cause you to have TMJ issues and aches on the jaw muscles?
Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers