I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

Grinding/ Clenching? If you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth at night, you are likely to wake up with jaw pain, ear ache, headache or s combination. You may also have tenderness over the jaw joint or temple area. Check with your primary doctor or your dentist to verify.
Ear/jaw joint/teeth. I don't believe what i call the inner ear has any pain fibers; but the middle ear & ear drum is wired to the same nerves that supply the jaw & teeth. Pressure on / in the ear drum from infection, jaw or jaw joint & dental pain may all give pain thar radiates to the ear on the same side. If it is simple jaw joint pain (biting a popcorn kernal wrong) Ibuprofen might help but an exam might be needed.

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