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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

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Posted:Ok, first get all the jokes out of your system....

now, the problem is that in the winter my jaw hurts a lot when i exercise. only if its cold out, and only if i am doing something that involves running. Riding is fine, xc skiiing is fine, ice skating is fine. I don't cycle enough to call it exercise! walking is fine.

Its my lower jaw, mostly, and it seems to have at least gotten worse since i broke it. I'm not entirely sure if it happened at all before i broke it. It used to hurt infrequently and somewhat randomly, but since i was about 17.5 (so around four years) it has ONLY hurt when cold/running exercise together or when i've clenched it (uncommon but of course a fine reason for hurting). Any suggestions for how I might aleviate/solve the problem without meds?


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emmaino


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Location: Wilts

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Posted:I get it too! it has put me off running it winter because ive never been able to find a solution... also never found anyone else who knows what im on about ! The number of times ive been told to stop making excuses mad

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Gnor
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Location: Perth, Australia

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Posted:They talk about "weather limbs" > Must be a storm I can feel it in my bones..

Could it be referred pain from somewhere else?


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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

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Posted:Well, glad to know someone else knows what I'm on about! It even affects my footie playing and everything :/

It seemed to my doctor that it would make sense to be jaw pain, but they just said to relax more??? I had a lot of other problems at the time (physical therapy) and the muscles in my jaw are a bit tense but I'm still not sure whats going on there or why it gets so... achy, not muscle-achy, in the cold.


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Posted:Maybe you should stop censored so many censored ?

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Docta
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Docta

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 81
Posted:Lay off the pills............then you don't get that whole sore jaw thing......So I've been told umm

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Beth


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Location: Cornwall & Oxford

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Posted:I have a problem with my jaw that will probably need surgery very very soon. It does get worse in the cold so i wear a huge scarf to keep it warm. Of course that doesnt help when exercising... take something with ibuprofen in it, it helps for a while. I've started getting the same pain in my left shoulder, hip and knee which has only started because of the cold, thought it does carry on when it's warm... slightly worrying. I dont know of any cure except maybe exercise indoors? I know gyms are expensive but if you're in that much pain it might be something to consider.

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flash fire
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flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:Are you clenching when you're running? Your jaw, I mean.

If so, perhaps a removalable appliance could do the trick, similar to a splint used by people who grind at night... their teeth, I mean.

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I would be inclined to firstly see a dentist, who will then refer you to a maxillofacial specialist.


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Valura
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Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:hey mate arsn has the same thing!
he went to the Dr and was told he has TMJ

about TMJ

he was told to chew on the end of a pencil and that would help to strengthen his jaw muscle...and it is working smile
maybe that could be something to think about?
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Beth


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Location: Cornwall & Oxford

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Posted:When i went to my doctor about 3 years ago with the same problem, although it was mild back then, he didnt mention anything about TMJ but reading the info on it, thanks Valura, i have every single symptom, even the 'other symptoms may include' bit. A tad worrying seeing as one of the treatments is a complete jaw replacement. Time to see the doctor again methinks... frown

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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

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Posted:yeah, they did mention when i had braces that TMJ seemed to be an issue.... so i'll take a look at the site then, see if they have any useful ideas. I'm sure my breaking it helped none.

I havn't been to a dentist in years because of finances. I will prolly wait till I get myself to england, where I suspect it will be cheaper, altho i will of course verify this (and grab an appointment here if nesc.) They did talk to me about grinding my teeth when I sleep last time I was in, but these days I usually have blanket in my mouth so it can;t be much of a problem!

Really, my first does of money is going towards paying for my next eye appointment, as, well, thats more important in the long run methinks... i have to have a weekend free that I can go do it first tho!

At least it won't be cold too much longer!


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