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Does running correlate to jaw pain?

Does running correlate to jaw pain?

It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Chest & jaw pain when running, cardiologist said heart is fine, gave me an inhaler, doesn't really help. 16, female, healthy. Always had this problem.

Chest & jaw pain when running, cardiologist said heart is fine, gave me an inhaler, doesn't really help. 16, female, healthy. Always had this problem.

Probably chest wall: If the inhalers don't relieve or prevent the symptoms it's most likely chest wall or muscle pain. It can be aggravated by holding the muscles tense. Try to breathe with your abdominal muscles and control your breathing pattern when you exercise. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should consult a doctor at your earliest. Women often have atypical pain from heart disease and that needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

TMJ: Likely TMJ, which can be serious. Something more serious? You need an exam to know for sure. See a board certified oral surgeon for diagnosis. He can treat you, or refer you. ...Read more

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My lower jaw/teeth and my ears hurt after I run for exercising what's wrong?

My lower jaw/teeth and my ears hurt after I run for exercising what's wrong?

Check heart: Could be angina from a clogged artery. Take baby aspirin and see your medical doctor, ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt after eating/chewing? What could be the problem?

Why does my jaw hurt after eating/chewing? What could be the problem?

TMJ: You may have inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. This can be treated by your dentist with a bite guard, certain exercises, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt after root canal therapy?

A lot of reasons: If you had a bad infection to start with, yes you may still have lingering effects. If the treatment was difficult or f the dentist could not for any reasons clean all the canals all the way.
And in general it is normal to experience some mild pain for a few days or a week depending on your case and your pain tolerance. Pain killers should usually help
good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt when drink sour things?

Why does my jaw hurt when drink sour things?

Salivary glands: Due to over production of saliva and pain is caused by the inability of the glands to discharge the saliva. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt when it gets cold?

Several reasons: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt so bad after a root canal?

Sign of infection: If there is jaw pain there is swelling and inflammation which are the bodies signs of infection.
Let your dentist know, and antibiotics are probably indicated. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt two weeks after a root canal?

Why does my jaw hurt two weeks after a root canal?

Many possibilities: Root canal treatment can stimulate an inflammatory reaction. This can be bacterially induced, traumatically induced or both. The important question is what is the cause of your current pain. I suggest you return to the doctor that treated you for a detailed exam and diagnosis. Normal inflammation from trauma usually subsides in 7-14 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt and I have chills but no fever.?

Why does my jaw hurt and I have chills but no fever.?

Dental problem?: Your jaw can hurt for many reasons. Including trauma, infection and commonly dental and oral problems. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt sooooooooo much after a root canal treatment?

May be usual, but...: There generally is pain after the local anesthetic wears off; the dentist should explain and warn about that depending how invasive the procedure is, whether he had to clear out infection, or abscess at the root. He should also give you a script for pain medication appropriate to the procedure, and appropriate to his knowledge of your pain threshold and ability to handle pain. Call, get advice. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw hurt when I wake up in the morning but I don't have any teeth problem? What is the treatment for this problem?

Why does my jaw hurt when I wake up in the morning but I don't have any teeth problem? What is the treatment for this problem?

Night Bruxism: Also called night time clenching, may cause pain in the tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why might the side of my jaw hurt in the night?

Why might the side of my jaw hurt in the night?

Popping is a Symptom: Popping is wear and tear damage to the TMJ temporo-mandibular joint. Clenching, grinding, bruxism can damage the joint as well as excessive gum chewing. Both normal and excessive wear of the teeth can lead to changes in the bite that may have pain and popping of the tmj. See a dentist trained in diagnosing TMJ problems, preferably one who use the t-scan to record tooth contact timing and pressures. ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my jaw hurt and swollen?

Why is the right side of my jaw hurt and swollen?

Swollen jaw: I cannot tell you why your jaw is swollen, only a dental exam can answer this. But you may have an infection, abscessed tooth, salivary gland problem, jaw injury or other things. See a dentist ASAP ...Read more

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Does a dislocated jaw hurt?

Does a dislocated jaw hurt?

Yes: A dislocated jaw can be painful for some patients. However, perception and reaction to pain varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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How much does a fractured jaw hurt?

How much does a fractured jaw hurt?

Variable: It can hurt alot, or mild. Depends on the severity and location of the jaw fracture. ...Read more

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Help please my jaw pain hurts so bad. What can I take?

Pain: You will have to see your dentist to determine if the cause is tooth related or joint related. We cannot help with suggestions without more information. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden severe jaw pain (both sides hurt)?

See oral surgeon: A number of things. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon who can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden severe jaw pain where both sides hurt! Please help?

See OFP specialist: Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my jaw hurt, but the right side doesn't?

? TMJ?: I don't know the cause of your pain. Temporomandibular pain can present unilaterally. ...Read more

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Iam a 47 year old female I have a lot of jaw pain lately when I get cold it feels like they want to lock up. Really hurts. What could it be?

Iam a 47 year old female I have a lot of jaw pain lately when I get cold it feels like they want to lock up. Really hurts. What could it be?

TMJ: Tmj or temporomandibular joint pain can cause jaw pain, clicking, or locking of the jaw. It can cause a sense of fullness in the ears, ringing in the ears, and generalized dizziness or being off kilter. Treatment of TMJ includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and a night guard for the teeth.. ...Read more

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My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

TMJ: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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What's it mean if my cheekbones and jaw hurt and sending pain down my neck?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, jaw noises, earache, and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does the left side under my jaw hurt? The pain is on and off, it feels like a sharp pain

Why does the left side under my jaw hurt? The pain is on and off, it feels like a sharp pain

It could be: It could be due to infection which can cause swelling of the lymph nodes or glands under the jaw. Because it is really impossible to diagnose without a full exam I would recommend seeing your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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My right jaw hurt when I eat or move it since last 3 years but now pain is becoming unbearable and the beard on my left side also is more than rite?

Abscess: Sounds like a pretty bad abscess (infection). You need to have this evaluated by a dentist asap. If you don't have a dentist available to you then you should g to the hospital emergency room. A long standing infection can spread to other areas and can even kill you. ...Read more