Tooth pain and the Digastric
The digastric is tricky muscle that creates diagnostic confusion. The most common symptom is tooth pain. There is saying that many tooth has been falsely sacrificed because of the digastric. That is why using our app Painalog can help you identify the exact combination of muscles that are the cause of your pain.
You can download the app on Google Play Store or get it on App store and give it whirl for free for seven days. However if you are sure that it is the Digastric then read on to learn how to locate, self release and stretch the muscle.
STEP 1: How to Locate the Digastric Trigger Point #Two
The Digastric Muscle is a muscle present below the lower jaw and has two muscular bellies: the anterior and the posterior. Each belly has its own trigger point. The anterior belly arises from the lower jaw, about two finger widths away from the midline on either side. This is then inserted into a bone present near the front of the neck called the Hyoid Bone. The trigger point for this belly is present just behind the midline of the jaw. The pain pattern of this trigger point usually radiates to the lower four central teeth.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Digastric Trigger Point # Two
To self-release the Digastric, you will need only your hand. Locate the anterior trigger point, present just behind the angle of the jaw, as shown in the earlier video. Next, place your thumb over the trigger point, using your fingers to support the back of your head. Apply gentle pressure over the area while resting your elbow over it. Hold for about 15 seconds and release. There are a lot of important vessels and nerves in this area so please do not apply too much pressure. If you are unsure about the muscle’s location or if you have any doubts, press the “Find Therapist” button to consult a qualified professional.