you might just be feeling the joint capsule. If you are having pain and rubbing it you might just be noticing something that is already there. However there is a possibility that it is not something that should be there. TMJ is the TemporoMandibular Joint, TMD is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. Have you had jaw, mouth, ear or neck pain before? Have you been diagnosed with TMD or other condition?
I had horrible issues with TMJ as a teen. This is not something that is normally there and my jaw hurts to open. I also have a headache but can not tell if this is related or from recent concussion. Thanks!
With your questions, concerns and current symptoms, and your recent concussion, you should see a medical provider such as your primary care physician, physical therapist or the last provider you saw for these issues.
I have the same issue on the left side and I was told it was my TMJ. I haven't been able to properly open my mouth for months now. I heard that magnesium will work wonders though I am going to give it a try, perhaps you should as well? Right now I use hot and cold compresses, and massage the knot. Often it will loosed a little and the pain is lessened for a while.
What TMJ Treatments actually worked for you?TMJ is a very frustrating disorder. There is no real cure for TMJ, but many charlatans. What treatments have you found that actually worked or helped relieve the jaw pain...