Over the past week, when I chew something, I get a stabbing pain in my ear. It hurts, but it's not like agony. At first it didn't hurt at any other time, but now my ear is still a little sore from the chewing.
Something I thought possibly related is that for the past 5 years or so, I have had a clicky jaw. In the morning, I can't open my mouth the whole way, if I try, my jaw joint strains and it's quite painful. It goes away after maybe 1/4 of an hour. Then when I open my mouth wide, my jaw clicks, but it doesn't hurt. Sometimes if I'm chewing something tough, it starts clicking, and sometimes locks shut again - I can still talk, just not open my mouth the whole way. I'm 17. Does anyone know what this ear pain and jaw clicking might be? Thanks!