The Masseter is one of your muscles of mastication and can cause pain in the jaw, ear and head.
In a lot of cases, tensions and trigger points are responsible for the pain.
On this page you will learn how you can free yourself of these pains.
Tensions and trigger points can be “eliminated” with a self-massage. You will find instructions for this below.
I will also explain the areas where the muscle can cause pain, where it is located, its function, and how you may have overloaded it.
I would like to encourage you to study this page carefully and invest some time in your body – You will not regret it.
Tensions in the masseter can cause local sensitivity of pressure of the muscle and jaw pain.
Trigger points might transmit pain to adjacent regions – see chapters below.
In the next sections, I distinguish between superficial and deep lying fibers of the muscle. Don’t let this confuse you. All this is explained in detail in the chapter “Origin & Insertion”.
Trigger points in the superior portion of the masseter’s superficial fibers may cause the following kinds of pain: