Check if you might have Temporomandibular disorder (TMD or TMJ) is a condition affecting the movement of the jaw. It's not usually serious but generally may take a long time to get better especially for 45+ of age.
Signs and Symptoms are following:
pain around your jaw, ear and temple
clicking, popping or grinding noises when you move your jaw
a headache and tenderness around your temples
difficulty opening or deviating your mouth fully
your jaw locking when you open your mouth to bite an apple for example
TEST: If you can not open your mouth more than three to four fingers width👇
What to do if it hurts?
Eat soft food like omelettes and soup
Try to have some Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or Massage to solve the issue faster!✔✔✔. If the pain is there everyday more than 1-2 weeks, best to see a specialist.
Find a good dentist to see if you need a mouth guard at night if your health practitioner agrees.
Self massage techniques for jaw pain at home👇