I'm looking to see if anyone has had similar problems to me, to see if arthritis is a possible cause of my jaw pain.
After conducting my own research, I have a lot of symptoms that could be explained by some form of arthritis in the jaw. A constant ache that been going on for months that can turn to a sharp fierce pain lasting weeks at a time. Swelling around the joint that falls down under the jaw and chin, with swelling that goes down the neck. This swelling can vary in intensity and placement but does not go away when the pain is bad. My jaw has very limited movement and eating can become difficult, even swallowing can be awkward when the swelling is bad. Has anyone else had these experiences? I've been to the doctor numerous times and they are stumped, I'm being referred to a specialist. I'm only 26 so it's not a usual thing to go for but arthritis runs strongly in my family at young ages.
I hope to hear your experiences!
Thank you x