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Arthritis in the jaw?

Is it possible to have arthritis in the jaw?  I get pain in my jaw right near my ear, and I get pain in my ear, especially the left one.  I also get a sharp pains in my head on that side.  I am worried.  Doctors are not really giving me an answer, and I visited several dentists to check my teeth and for TMJ.  My jaw kind of clicks when I move it, but not really any pain in my mouth.

Since I have arthritis in so many other joints, is it possible to have it here too?  And would it cause the ear pain.  Ear specialist can't find anything either.  Thanks.
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You are not alone!  I share your symptoms and my rheumy confirmed I have arthritis in my jaw.  I get pain in my ears and a constant "whirring" sound there too.  Bruxism does not help matters at all! I am able to get relief from accupuncture and muscle release therapy.
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Thanks for answering.  Isn't it horrible?  Out of all my pain, this bothers me the most!
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Yes, I have missed work and sat on the sofa with both hands holding ice packs to my face to try to get relief.  Honestly, until I had several sessions of accupuncture and MRT, I was in misery.  Now I have learned techniques to make it more manageable between visits.  It still has it's moments, but I no longer find myself near tears with the misery of it.  If you want to try MRT, check out this site http://www.mrtherapy.com/referrals.html.  I can honestly say that without this therapy I would still be hard down with pain.
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