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Jaw pain due to snapping, have pain while yawning, chewing ever since with headaches. Treatment required?

I have pain in my jaw on the right bottom. I recently attended a football game and when I opened my mouth to shout, my jaw snapped open and popped a little bit. After that yawning, chewing, or opening my mouth too wide hurts. It s also giving me headaches . They re not too horrible, but bad enough that they make me nauseous. Is this a pulled muscle and should I go in to see my regular attending physician?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The brief description of your problems suggests that your Right temporo-mandibular joint (the junction at which the jaw is connected to the skull) just in front of the earlobe, has got inflamed or dislocated.

Take 5-7 days' course of anti-inflammatory pain-killers, such as, a combination of ibuprofen + paracetamol. It should be OK.

However, if your problems persist, it could be due to dislocation of the joint. In that case, consult your treating doctor, who would know what would be best for you.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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