Pain In Front Of The Ear Close To The Temple Bone?

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Hi, I want to ask why the frontbone of my ear always hurts and gets a little dizzy when touched or pressed, it’s not a lump but it looks like the bone is right in front of my ear, what’s the cause, I suppose? R nThank you, please help

1 Answer:

Hello Sherin, Thank you for the question.

In front of your ear near the temple bone, there is a joint that connects the jawbone and temple bone. This joint is called the temporomandilbular joint. The pain you feel can be caused by interference with the joint or the area around this joint. Pain in the temporomandibular joint can be caused by teeth grinding, disruption in the movement of the disc or joint bearing, inflammation of the joints, and stress. Symptoms that appear in sufferers are:

pain in the jaw joint area, neck, shoulders, and around the ears when you are triggered when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide difficult to open your mouth wide the jaw feels locked when you move your jaw swelling on one side of the face. In addition, pain in this area can also be caused by tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraines, temporal arteritis, or trigeminal neuralgia.

Please consult your doctor first to find out the cause. After knowing your complaint, the doctor will examine you and if necessary do X-rays. Further treatment will be given by the doctor in accordance with the underlying health condition.

In the meantime, you can apply warm compresses to the sore area or take paracetamol if the pain is severe. Avoid consuming solid foods.

I hope this helps.

Dr. Aloisia

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