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TMD treatment: Most instances of pain in the tm joints and associated muscles are self limiting and will go away on there own. Treatmments such as bite adjustments, orthodontics and surgery are very seldom necessary. Studies have shown that the bite relationship has very little if any relationship to tmds. Treatment should alsways be a conservative as possible; physical therapy, rest, medications if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can overall joint pain, "double jointedness", and TMJ pain/clicking be from some sort of arthritis or other joint disorder?
Yes, need exam: Arthritis, injuries and other diseases that effect joint can also occur in the jaw joint. The lax ligaments that cause double jointedness can occur in the jaw, especially in women. You should see a dentist who is well trained in treating TMJ disorders for a complete evaluation and treatment. Joint dysfunction is progressive so treatment should start at your age, not wait until severe pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had pain in my left cheek bone for about a week that started during a migraine episode with TMJ joint pain. Anything to worry about? Thanks
See a specialist: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Accompanying symptoms are facial pain, TMJ pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision and sleep issues. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe jaw joint pain started 24 hours ago, right side. pain when opening mouth and clenching. Should I go to the ER? Worse as day went on. TMJ?
I have urticarial vasculitis, high ige, high red blood cell count, possible tmj, joint pain, what could this be? Oh and hernia.Esr is 20.
TMJ maybe the clue: Look at your tongue in the mirror and see if there are little square indentation around the edge. If so, that is because you push the tongue (unconsciously) against the back of the teeth and clench your jaw. That indicates a stressed person from 1. Poor diet, 2. Work or family stress 3. Any cause of fear. Check out your diet and try meditation that is easy to learn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain vs Swelling: Arthralgia refers to only joint pain (arth = joint; -algia = pain). Arthritis refers to inflammation in the joint (arth- = joint; -itis = inflammed) which may or may not be accompanied by pain. There are many types of arthritis--most of which involve a disease process that is either chronic (osteoarthritis, ra, jia) or short-term or curable (reactive arthritis, septic arthritis). ...Read more
Clinical eval +++: The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears. Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheumatology) knows that hearing exactly what the details are given by the pt (history) and a careful, thorough exam of all parts of the body, will yield a dx, or at least what tests to order. Some: esr, crp, antibodies to own cells, cbc, etc. ...Read more
See below: Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably. Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer