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Doctor insights on: Will Both Jaws Hurt When Your Soleus Is Strained

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What are the symptoms of a soleus strain?

What are the symptoms of a soleus strain?

Varies: Soleus muscle injury may be under-reported due to misdiagnosis as thrombophlebitis or lumping of soleus strains with strains of the gastrocnemius. The classic presentation is of calf tightness, stiffness, and pain that worsen over days to weeks. Walking or jogging tends to provoke symptoms. Swelling and disability are generally mild. ...Read more

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Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Yes or no and why will suffice.

Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Yes or no and why will suffice.

Yes: It should as long as it is not torn. For only strain, may help break up adhesions. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My tongue feels as though it is strained! I feel pain when I move it underneath the tongue and under my jaw! Is this something to worry about?

My tongue feels as though it is strained! I feel pain when I move it underneath the tongue and under my jaw! Is this something to worry about?

Probably OK.: The tongue, like any muscle, can be strained. Pain under the tongue or jaw may be from a blocked salivary gland, or a swollen lymph node. Get checked out if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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My platysma bands one each side of my neck are a different size? I only notice them when I clench jaw and strain. Should one side be smaller than other

My platysma bands one each side of my neck are a different size? I only notice them when I clench jaw and strain. Should one side be smaller than other

Platysma Band: Normally there is mild asymmetry throughout the body, but sometimes it is more noticeable. Regardless, that is your anatomy and there is no reason for concern. For the most part, platysma muscles are vestigial and serve no function in humans. ...Read more

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Out of nowhere my neck, upper back, and jaw muscles have gotten sore. I haven't laid down or strained them. It has even moved to my cheeks. What is it?

Out of nowhere my neck, upper back, and jaw muscles have gotten sore. I haven't laid down or strained them. It has even moved to my cheeks. What is it?

Bruxism: Hard to say without more information. Your symptoms often result from bruxism - clenching and grinding of the teeth. See your DDS or oral surgeon for assessment. If negative, see MD. ...Read more

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I am still getting jaw pain and strain and possible deep pain. Dentist ruled out cause in teeth, but said that it could be from my gums and/or jaw.

I am still getting jaw pain and strain and possible deep pain. Dentist ruled out cause in teeth, but said that it could be from my gums and/or jaw.

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness, neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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My eye puffed up from pain and eye strain I think from TMJ - same side of my face. Pain in jaw and eye socket. Tmj splints do not help me. Help?

Eye pain and strain: Please see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
Also make an appointment to see an Eye specialist.

PS: I broke 5 pair of glasses when I was six. Now I'm 72 and still doing OK with spectacles! ...Read more

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I have an occasional minor pain and/or 'click' in my left jaw where it hinges under my ear. I sometimes take Aleve for this and it goes away. It's something that can be irritating when I'm eating. Is this a strain or teeth alignment issue? Treatment?

I have an occasional minor pain and/or 'click' in my left jaw where it hinges under my ear. I sometimes take Aleve for this and it goes away. It's something that can be irritating when I'm eating. Is this a strain or teeth alignment issue? Treatment?

TMJ click: A clicking TMJ is related to a changed within the joint structure and can be related to a poor its. Occasional painless clicks are common and at need no treatment howeverthereisa concern that this may progressive. Have a dentist trained in TMJ treatment evaluate your jaw. Occlusal guard or bite alignment may be recommended. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my soleus muscle hurts when I run?

Any ideas why my soleus muscle hurts when I run?

Many causes: Often due to poor warm up and pre-run stretching. Running shoes that are too stiff can put an extra strain on your calf muscles as well. Physical therapy can often help in those cases where home remedies/ stretching not working. Some peolple have a chronic "strain" of the muscle due to an old injury. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw randomly hurt and then pop?

Why does my jaw randomly hurt and then pop?

TMJ: This sounds like a problem with your TMJ joint (the jaw hinge joint). Most likely inflammation that can be caused by multiple things such as grinding your teeth at night. Ask someone if you do! I tell patients to try a soft diet, nsaids, and a warm compress when the pain is bothersome. If it continues consider, seeing a dentist that is comfortable treating TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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My jaw is really stiff and hurts a lot. What could be wrong?

My jaw is really stiff and hurts a lot. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that severe, you need to have your doctor examine you in person immedisately. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could it hurt if I pop my jaw back in place?

Can you say if it could it hurt if I pop my jaw back in place?

It could: Suggest you see an oral surgeon to determine cause and recover the desired relationship of the jaws. ...Read more

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I strained my ileopsoas muscle, for how long is it gonna hurt?

I strained my ileopsoas muscle, for how long is it gonna hurt?

A couple of weeks: Ileopsoas is a major muscle and takes a lot of pull to stretch it. By the same token, it takes a it longer for the damaged muscle fibers to heal. You should get a physical therapy referral soon to expedite the healing. Good luck. In the mean time, take anti inflammatory agents and warm soaks to help with discomfort. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are good soft foods to eat if you have a hurt jaw?

Can you explain what are good soft foods to eat if you have a hurt jaw?

Options: Provided you have no allergies, basically any foods that do not require a lot of chewing can be consumed. Scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, soft pasta, rice, grits, etc. Are some foods you can start out with. ...Read more

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My left and right sides by my jaw line hurt when I touch it what can this be?

My left and right sides by my jaw line hurt when I touch it what can this be?

Vague but: Vague as far as duration, severity, frequency and if the pain radiates. Sounds like a tmj/tmd problem, but you need a thorough exam and history and I would start with your dentist. ...Read more

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I strained my right side of back and it hurts when I breathe, what should I do?

I strained my right side of back and it hurts when I breathe, what should I do?

Rest, massage: Try to rest the area as much as possible. If the injury is a fresh strain, ice for the first 48 hours. Past that time frame warm compresses, warm shower and gentle massage of the strained muscle to improve blood flow to area. Nsaid's may be helpful in alleviating pain and inflammation, but use caution with these if you are on blood thinners or have GI problems like ulcers or gastritis. ...Read more