In Part A, we briefly discussed the disordered termed Temporal Tendonitis.

Dr. Wesley Shankland has written and lectured extensively on temporal tendonitis and other pain disorders. The common symptoms of temporal tendonitis are:

  • Temporal headache pain
  • TMJ pain
  • Ear stuffiness
  • Ear pain
  • Pain in and behind the eye
  • Nausea (at times)
  • Posterior tooth pain even if the teeth are missing

The most common cause of temporal tendonitis is trauma to the head, lower jaw or neck. Dr. Wesley Shankland has also determined that another very common cause is having the mouth opened for a prolonged period of time (for example, intubation for general anesthesia, having the mouth open wide for oral surgery or other dental procedures).

Temporal tendonitis is very often misdiagnosed as migraine headache or tension headache pain and therefore, usually treated inappropriately.

If you or a loved-one has some of these symptoms and a history of undiagnosed headache pain, see Dr. Wesley Shankland for an evaluation.