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54 Possible Causes for Jaw Stiffness, Tenderness of the Scalp

  • Temporal Arteritis

    Other symptoms may include: Fatigue Fever Jaw pain that may become worse after chewing Tenderness at the scalp or temples Vision problems, such as double vision, blurry vision[] Jaw pain Tongue pain Shoulder and hip pain Pain and stiffness in the neck Muscle aches Flu-like symptoms Excessive sweating General ill feeling Loss of appetite Sensitive[] Symptoms specifically related to the inflamed arteries of the head include: Headaches, often severe Tenderness of the scalp or temples Double vision Temporary or sustained[]

  • Migraine

    People may also experience tenderness of the scalp, neck and shoulder muscles, the Mayo Clinic outlines.[] Individuals may notice a stiff jaw, aches in the temples and even damaged teeth. Extreme forces can occur in individuals who grind or clench during sleep.[] […] neck Lightheadedness Tender scalp What causes migraines?[]

  • Cervico-Occipital Neuralgia

    Scalp tenderness. Pain when moving the neck.[] TMJ Syndrome Instability of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to a clicking jaw, face and neck pain (especially while eating or talking), a stiff mouth, and muscle[] Symptoms include tender scalp, pain when moving the neck, sensitivity to light, pain behind the eye, burning pain that starts at the base of the head, and pain on one or both[]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Subluxation

    tenderness, absence of temporal artery pulse Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, temporal artery biopsy Corticosteroids Migraine headache Temporal region, behind the eye, cutaneous[] After a few weeks, some of the elastics are removed to allow motion and reduce joint stiffness. If the jaw is wired, you can only drink liquids or eat very soft foods.[] For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck Stiff jaw muscles Limited movement[]

  • Tension Headache

    […] on your scalp, neck and shoulders Sometimes, loss of appetite Tension headaches are considered chronic if they occur 15 or more days a month for at least three months.[] The neck is often stiff or tender in association with cluster headaches afterwards, and jaw and teeth pain are sometimes reported.[] These include: stress sleep problems sinus and allergy problems stiff or sore muscles, which can be brought on by jaw clenching or poor posture depression anxiety hormonal[]

  • Lyme Carditis

    Abstract Presenting an interesting case of a patient who complained of myalgias, fatigue, headache, jaw claudication and scalp tenderness.[] […] or painful neck Jaw pain or stiffness Dental problems 10.[] […] lesions in brain (MRI) Twitching of facial or other muscles Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy, Horner’s syndrome) Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing Stiff[]

  • Brain Irradiation

    The skin around your ears and scalp may become dry, itchy, red or tender.[] Radiation can cause problems in your mouth that include: Mouth sores (little cuts or ulcers) Lack of saliva Thick saliva Trouble swallowing Jaw stiffness Tell your cancer[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    GCA patients may complain of fatigue, headache, and tenderness of the scalp. There is often particular pain around the temporal and occipital arteries.[] The diagnosis of PMR is based on morning stiffness, proximal shoulder and pelvic girdle pain, and functional impairment.[] GCA symptoms include new onset headache, sometimes tenderness of the scalp, and vision changes that can progress to blindness.[]

  • Diabetic Ophthalmoplegia

    Giant cell arteritis can present with severe vision loss with cranial nerve palsies and should be presumed in elderly patients with scalp tenderness, jaw claudication, unexplained[] Muscles 601 Case 98 A Boy with Short Stature Small Jaw Muscle Hypertrophy and Stiffness 609 Case 99 An Elderly Woman with Muscle Spasms 612 Case 100 A Woman with Proximal[] […] with a Bent Spine 584 Case 95 A Man with Muscle Stiffness and Later with Diplopia 588 Case 96 A Woman with Muscle Cramps and Fasciculations 594 Case 97 A Man with Large and Stiff[]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    […] palpation, sensitivity over the scalp, blurred vision, double vision, and diplopia.[] […] the mouth; jaw stiffness; locking of the jaw and others.[] tenderness, absence of temporal artery pulse Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, temporal artery biopsy Corticosteroids Migraine headache Temporal region, behind the eye, cutaneous[]

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