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What could have caused a shooting pain in my ear?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Spasm of muscles

Most often pain like that has nothing to do with the ear and everything to do with the muscles that move the jaw.
Spasms of the jaw muscle can occur and cause sharp shooting pain which can be very intense only to go away quickly. Try to stay away from chewy and crunchy foods.

In brief: Spasm of muscles

Most often pain like that has nothing to do with the ear and everything to do with the muscles that move the jaw.
Spasms of the jaw muscle can occur and cause sharp shooting pain which can be very intense only to go away quickly. Try to stay away from chewy and crunchy foods.
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