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Why Are Ear Symptoms Associated With Tm Joint Disorders
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What other ear symptoms are associated with a sinus infection or sinusitis when there is no ear pain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tension headaches: Yes. Tension headaches usually the temples but the pain can radiate to to the area behind the ears. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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