I've had TMJ for about 5-6 years now nothing works to cure the minor pain or clicking completely...It used to hurt a lot when I first got TMJ because I kept obessing over it and kept thinking about my jaw...kept opening my mouth wide to make it click and touch the muscle to make it click. but now that i've stopped thinking about it, and doing that it doesn't hurt that much.
The bone or the jaw line does not crack or anything, It's my muscles on the left side a bit under that seem to make a noise when i either open my mouth or touch the muscles under my ear. the right side does not crack or have any pain its all on my left side. I have no idea how I even got TMJ in the first place, i don't grind or anything (have mouthguard did nothing) but maybe because there is a crooked upper molar on the right side of my mouth? any ideas?
Anyway I'm a skinny person and I noticed where the pain is right under my ear all the way down too where my jawline stops it seems to be swollen (has been for like 2-3 years) and when I look in the mirror it looks like fat. On the right side where there is no pain I have a defined jaw. I don't like fat or liquid whatever that is there..is there any exersises or anything I can do that would get rid of it? I work out a lot and run but it does nothing for that.