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Whenever open my mouth wide my jaw muscle on the right side freezes. Is it tetnus ?

I think that I may have tetnus? I don't know what else it may be but whenever I yawn or open my mouth wide my jaw muscle on the right side tenses up and freezes and I have to massage it until it goes back in place. Does anyone have any other ideas on what it could be?
Asked On : Tue, 6 Jul 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.welcome.It looks like Temporo- mandibular joint inflammation.Better consult an orthopedician for examination,diagnosis and treatment.
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
THanks for the query
Yes there are chances that u r suffering from a locked jaw. Tetanus will affect all range of movements and not just when u open the jaw. IT also could be a muscle catch die to extra stretching of the muscles, dont yawn too open mouthed as this is causing u problems
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