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    What causes Charley horse spasms in the throat while yawning?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: when I yawn my throat feels like it gets a XXXXXXX horse, then goes away after 30 seconds
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
TM joint sensation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
Yawning may cause locking of temporomandibular joint giving rise to this sensation. It usually happens when mouth is opened very wide which may cause clicking at the jaw.
It is absolutely normal. You should avoid over widening of the mouth and take calcium supplements.
There is nothing to be worried about.
Stay healthy
Thanks and regards
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