Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position. Inflammation and swelling are signs of damage. Learn more.
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Pain in the jaw or ‘locking’ of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.
Jaw dislocation occurs when the lower part of your jaw moves out of its normal position. If you dislocate your jaw, seek medical help as soon as possible.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. Learn more here.
A TMJ arthroscopy is an operation to diagnose and treat problems in your temporomandibular joint, without the need for a large cut on your skin.
For pain such as back pain or headaches, simple painkillers (paracetamol and anti-inflammatory agents) work best but do have potential side effects. You need to weigh up the pros and cons of painkillers.