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Pain in the jaw joint, in medical language called myoarthropathy, is derived from the Greek words "mys" (muscle), "arthron" (joint) and "pathos" (suffering). Therefore, the term “myoarthropathy of the chewing system” refers to a condition in which individuals suffer from discomfort in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint. The term “myoarthropathy” sums up muscle and jaw joint problems as well as combinations thereof. Therefore, the doctor has to differentiate between these three options and initiate the appropriate treatment for patients suffering from pain and/or suddenly occurring limited mouth opening ability. So pain in the jaw, pain in the joint or cracking in the jaw are often symptoms of MAP.
Produced: 03/2011
I wasn't really sure about this clip but wow, this is interesting stuff. I've had jaw pains for a while now and this kind of puts it into perspective. Will need to make sure my doc does it right if and when I get treatment.
Posted: 10 years ago