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Pain jaw after illness

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lalawednesdays Tue 03-Jan-17 17:03:57

Hi, I've never posted here but I really need some opinions on wether I should go to my GP or not.

I spent most of Christmas sick with a cold/ sinus problems (not helped by the fact I'm pregnant and feel sick envy). Anyway, the cold has just started to clear up. All I'm left with is an irritating cough and sore throat. But since yesterday I've noticed my jaw just doesn't seem right hmm it's hard to explain...it's on my right hand side and it feels as if my teeth aren't sitting together like they always did. When I try and realign my teeth, the right side of my jaw feels like it's grinding and comes a point it hurts too push it further.

My hearing went dull because of the cold, could the jaw issue be caused by this? Is this something to go to the GP/ dentist about if either of them? I thought maybe it just goes back to normal after the sinus swelling completely goes down!

Thanks in advance for any help! smile

AQuietMind Tue 03-Jan-17 17:06:05

Tooth abcess maybe?

WhatABallsUp Tue 03-Jan-17 17:10:32

Try googling laryngeal massage. I've had terrible chest infections and colds recently and heard about laryngeal massage so went for a session as I need my voice for work (it's used by actors, singers, people who have to talk a lot). The physio told me my jaw was slightly out of alignment and said it could be all the coughing I'd been doing and that it wasn't uncommon. I was amazed. She just massaged a lot at the very tender bits above the jawline at the 'corners' of the jaw. They're still very tights a fortnight later.

WhatABallsUp Tue 03-Jan-17 17:10:53

Well they're not tights, they're definitely just tight.

WhatABallsUp Tue 03-Jan-17 17:11:50

Btw, I went to Harley street, but it wasn't crazy expensive, £40.

lalawednesdays Tue 03-Jan-17 17:12:54

AQuietMind I don't think so but I've never had one so I can't be sure. The pain is more so coming from the bone within (up by the start of the bottom of my ear) and not near the tooth!

lalawednesdays Wed 04-Jan-17 17:15:20

@WhatABallsUp I tried out a few of the very basic massages I found online and it bloody worked!! It's not completely back to normal but getting there! I was surprised to see that everything in that area and down the neck are connected so even the neck exercises helped.

Thank you for your help!! grin

WhatABallsUp Wed 04-Jan-17 17:38:43

Oh I'm so happy. It came as a surprise to me to be told I'd had a jaw out of line. Unlike you, I hadn't felt it.

Very glad to be of help.

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