Top 20 Doctor insights on: Tightness in tongue muscle
Neck and tongue: There are several possible connections here. If the "knots" are swollen lymph nodes due to infection, that could affect the tongue. The Hypoglossal nerve runs down into the neck and back to the tongue, affecting muscle movement of the tongue. The close proximity of tongue to neck can make any discomfort in one, affect the other. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I got tension on left face, canine teeth, upper lower lip, left tongue, muscle feels tight on tmj, mild pain around ear. Is this TMJ?
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
Trismus: What you are describing is caused trismus, which simply means limited opening of the mouth, which can be due to many things, including tmd (temporomandibular disorders). It could be muscle spasm, perhaps due to bruxism or clenching, or it could be a displaced disc inside the jaw joint, or tmj. This is commonly called a closed lock, and if it persists, you should see a specialist. ...Read more
I have Cervical Dystonia. Its been 5 yrs. My scalp was always tight. My mouth muscles aren't tight. Why my scalp is so tight compared to other regions?
I've had Cervical Dystonia for 5 yrs. My scalp was always tight. My mouth muscles aren't tight. I already use botox. Do you have some tip or sugestion?
If facial muscle spasms on right side, from corner of mouth to ear, continue for a week then stop but muscles feel tight, no pain, is it a problem?
Probably: Hemifacial spasm is what you describe. The nerve to the face is irritated. The muscles were damaged due to overuse and are now recovering. The cause must be determined. Could be virus or trauma or due to tumor or disease of the nerve. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?
Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times. Common? On Prilosec bid. Also back of tongue hurts.
More Dx: There are other medications that can be used along with diet modifications and\or surgical options. I would discuss the situation with your gastroenterologist further. There are diagnostic tests that may help determine the best answer. Without knowing what tests have been done so far it's hard to go further on this forum. ...Read more
Yes: Problems with your TMJ may often be multifactorial and involve the muscles of mastication through clenching, grinding, or other abnormal movements. TMJ pain may come and go, often increased when one is under stress. Clench, grinding, or posturing ones jaw in a certain way could strain facial muscles. Try relaxing the mind and jaw, using warm compress, and even anti inflammatories if safe for you. ...Read more
Rather a lot of: Possibilites. Cannot say in your particular case without an examination. Swelling INSIDE can do this. Nodes, throat infection, big thyroid. Then... muscle spasms, even an outpouching of the muscles lining the esophagus. (zenkers' diverticula). ...Read more
It can: Anxiety causes many physical symptoms all over your body -- including muscle tension in shoulders and neck. Some people take pain meds for this, but a more direct intervention is to help the anxiety itself. You can see a therapist to explore & deal with your anxiety. If need be, antianxiety medications may also be used. You can also help yourself by getting massage, doing deep breathing, etc. ...Read more
Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more
LPR possibly: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, throat clearing and tongue diiscomfort. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. See ENT md. ...Read more
Yes: You can rest. Take care with muscle relaxing and hot pack. ...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