I got hit in the jaw by a softball last

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Q: I got hit in the jaw by a softball last week. The impact side suffered little pain, but the joint on the opposite side hurt pretty bad and popped/clicked afterwards (so there was definite shifting) that night it hurt, but it functioned just fine. However everyday since it has gotten worse. Now it is hard to open my mouth fully after a few hours without eating (having to open it) and charming and side to side movement also hurt. What's going on? Will it stop intensifying?

Symptoms:  Painful joint in the left side of jaw
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