Asked for male, 27 years old from Bangalore
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"As" per your clinical history is concerned if you have already done a clinical examination by your Doctor then do an MRI scan to confirm it. If painkiller you are taking but no result then stop it and discuss with your Doctor about [amitriptyline].which you need to take 50 mg at bedtime.
Use an oral splint and discuss with your physiotherapist for treatments like ultrasound, moist heat, and ice along with exercises to stretch and strengthen jaw muscles.
Do lifestyle modifications like this -
1) Avoid overuse of jaw muscles. Eat soft foods. Cut food into small pieces. Steer clear of sticky or chewy food. Avoid chewing gum.
2) Stretching and massage. Your physical therapist may show you how to do exercises that stretch and strengthen your jaw muscles and how to massage the muscles yourself.
3) Applying warm, moist heat or ice to the side of your face may help alleviate pain.
Hope that helps.