Joint Pain Relief/Joint Clicking
Hello, I don't know if you can help me but wanted to ask anyway. I developed a clicking of a joint near my ear every time I swallow. It is not the same exact second I swallow but about 1 or 2 seconds after so it cannot be the eustachian tube. I feel it around the ear area. I don't think its TMJ because I do not feel any pain just the annoying click sound. Is there anything you recommend hot compress, cold/ice compress, massages, vitamins,drinks? Thank you.
Interesting issue you're dealing with. I do have something that I think may work to get the clicking to stop, but I must be honest, I've never heard anyone describe a symptom such as yours. But if you walked into my office I'd do exactly what I recommend to you below, so you'll just have to give it a shot and see if it helps.
Basically, I'd like to show you how to release your jaw, the temporalis muscle on the side of your head, the base of your skull (occiput) and a few other things to see if creating more freedom in the area will help eliminate the clicking. And I think there's a good chance it will.
Most often, joint pain or lack of appropriate joint function (like clicking) is caused by the shortening and tightening of tissue around joints. If the joint is compressed or torqued then it will often hurt when you use it, or will click or crack as well.
I explain a lot of this on my completely free website, Do-It-Yourself-Joint-Pain-Relief,
where I've got follow-along joint pain relief videos for every joint in the body.
Even though you are not experiencing jaw joint pain, I'm going to recommend you go to the Jaw Joint Pain Relief page,
And follow along with the videos. I would be very surprised if a lot of the muscle groups I have you work on are not tight and need to be released. And if you release them I think theres a good chance your clicking will go away.
I do hope this helps.
All the best,