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Why my jaw hurts or locks and is clicking when biting an apple?๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

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 width๐Ÿ‘‡

What to do if it hurts?

  • Eat soft food like omelettes and soup

  • Take paracetamol or ibuprofen and ice or heat (NHS guidelines)

  • Try to have some Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or Massage to solve the issue faster!โœ”โœ”โœ”. 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 home๐Ÿ‘‡

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