Can't open jaw wide

by Steve
(Berkeley, CA USA)

I am having a very hard time opening my mouth wide enough to eat normally. What would you suggest as treatment.
Thank you.

Hello Steve,
Frankly it might be difficult, and need attention from a specialist.

Recently I've failed with a similar case; the man has serious psoriatic arthritis. Do you have any systemic disease that might be contributing?

It's fairly unusual to have the meniscus jam bilaterally. I would try our TMJ exercises, and other conservative things; ask your dentist too.

Sorry not to be more helpful.

Dr B

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