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Why are ear symptoms associated with tm joint disorders?

Why are ear symptoms associated with tm joint disorders?

Pain, tinnitus: Tmj problems can be associated with ear pain in the associated ear which can radiate to almost anywhere on the same side of the head. Tinnitus (ringing of the ears) can also occur. ...Read more

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Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Can jaw locking be a symptom of TMJ syndrome? Other symptoms?

Yes: There's no question that jaw locking , open lock or a closed lock is definitely a symptom of temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (tmj or tmd). ...Read more

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Can overall joint pain, "double jointedness", and TMJ pain/clicking be from some sort of arthritis or other joint disorder?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

What are the symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)?

TMD: Jaw joint noises, limited mandibular range of motion, jaw muscle soreness and hypertrophy, bite changes, facial symetry changes, difficulty eating and/or speaking, frequent temporalis headaches. ...Read more

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Are joint pain and clicking linked to pantoprazole or sinusitis?

Are joint pain and clicking linked to pantoprazole or sinusitis?

No: Pantoprazole is not known for causing joint pain as a side-effect. Sinusitis can be linked to joint pain (more commnly muscle aches) if you have a virus, but is short-lived. The most common virus that is associated with joint pain is parvovirus. ...Read more

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What are TMJ and ear symptoms?

What are TMJ and ear symptoms?

Related symptoms: When there a problems with temperomandibular joint which is located right in front of the ear, there can be symptoms related to the ear such as pain in the front part of the ear, ringing in the ear, popping and noises when opening and closing, and diminished hearing to name a few. Sometimes the ear symptoms can be very debilitating part of TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Does anyone else suffering with TMJ and associated ear symptoms also get vertigo?

Does anyone else suffering with TMJ and associated ear symptoms also get vertigo?

May be unrelated: See a specialist, preferably an doctor who will hopefully get you first to an ent. Then they can help or refer if necessary. ...Read more

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Are joint pains, weakness, and pain associated with anything other than fibromyalgia?

Yes: There are a lot of diseases that cause pain, joint pain and weakness. There are several autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease. Infections like lyme and endocrine disorders like hypothyroid. A complete evaluation should be done to rule out other causes, before a diagnosis of fibromyagia can be made. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain be associated with sinus and thyroid problems?

Can jaw pain be associated with sinus and thyroid problems?

Yes, and more.: A proper diagnosis of jaw pain depends on a good history about it: where, how long, when in the day, what brings it on, etc. Diagnosis can also can depend to age, like in pain from the heart. Pain can be related to a number of other parts of the head or neck. The answer may be quick and easy or may be more difficult. Definitely, one needs to have it evaluated by a physician or dentist. Or both. ...Read more

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Are tension headaches associated with pain behind one or both ears?

Tension headaches: Yes. Tension headaches usually the temples but the pain can radiate to to the area behind the ears. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

What are the symptoms associated with pseudogout?

Pain: With a flair up, pain, redness, swelling, and increased warmth of the involved joint. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with sleep disorders?

What symptoms are typically associated with sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders: Hypersomnia, insomnia, snoring, sleepwalking, nightmares, gasping/pausing/choking for air, sleep attacks, sleep paralysis, bedwetting, attention/memory problems, fatigue, irritability, depression, eating during sleep, leg kicking during sleep, restless legs, acting out dreams, sweating at night, grinding teeth, and more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with a perforated eardrum?

What are the symptoms associated with a perforated eardrum?

Hearing loss +: Discharge from the ear. Ear drum perforation is one of the complications of infections in the middle ear. The symptoms of otitis media include pain, fever, loss of hearing in the affected ear and on perforation of the ear drum discharge into the external auditory canal. ...Read more

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Can anxiety mimic symptoms of ear infections? Such as ear ache pain near the jaw?

Can anxiety mimic symptoms of ear infections? Such as ear ache pain near the jaw?

Possibly: Anxiety can mimic most anything, but more commonly leads a person to magnify existing problems out of proportion to their true level. It is such a common problem in our society, and help is available. Though stigmatized, it warrants your access to a mental health professional. So many people suffer from anxiety, and many can be profoundly helped. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can TMJ be associated with vertigo?

Can  TMJ be associated with vertigo?

Sometimes: The temporomandibular joint is located very close to the inner ear canal and when this joint becomes inflamed and painful sometimes this inflammation can radiate out and i suppose it's possible that it could affect the inner ear where balance is regulated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction, is this indicative of Sojgrens Syndrome . Also have fatigue, joint pain and trouble walking and dry mouth?

Diagnosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction, is this indicative of Sojgrens Syndrome . Also have fatigue, joint pain and trouble walking and dry mouth?

No.: All glands can be affected by Sjögren's syndrome but this is not a typical gland in that disease. The most common areas are parotid glands and salivary glands. To diagnose the problem you should have dry eyes and mouth as well as gland swelling and either abnormal labs (ANA, SS-A, or SS-B antibodies). Ultrasound of the gland is also now being used to help in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with otitis externa?

What are the symptoms associated with otitis externa?

Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear. Very painful infection of the external ear canal with significant tenderness to touch/tug on ear cartilage. Canal will often close with swelling. Puss-like drainage is very common. Can be very concerning if untreated or in diabetics, with spread of bacteria to bone around the canal. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

See otologist: Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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