Jaw swelling associated with jaw movement may be a sign of a group of disorders called Temporomandibular (TMD
) Disorders. More specifically,Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
The nerves in your jaw are acting up and chewing aggravates the condition -- often resulting in headaches after eating
There are several treatments for TMJ headaches
. Dentists are the front line troops in dealing with TMD/TMJ.
Of course there can be other causes for jaw swelling -- such as an unnoticed past injury.
Lymph node swelling could explain both the swelling in your jaw and
your throat -- but because such swelling is a sign of infection it
seems logical you would have other symptoms (such as fever) if your
lymph nodes were the problem.
A lump in your throat can also be a sign of thyroid gland problems
Feeling the sensation of a lump in your throat -- can also be a sign of stress and anxiety
No matter what the cause(s) of your symptoms -- it's a safe bet that
you will not be able to determine the precise cause without being
If the symptoms persist or worsen -- I strongly recommend that you have
a doctor examine you. These symptoms should not be ignored.
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