The buccinator muscle is located in the cheek. It can contribute to pain in the cheek, upper teeth and mouth. The pain in the upper teeth often feels like an abscessed tooth. It can also cause pain while chewing and difficulty swallowing.
The orbicularis oculi muscle is the muscle that encircles the eye. The muscle contributes to pain above the eye that travels down the side of the nose. It can also contribute to twitching of the eye and a drooping eyelid.
The frontalis muscle is a muscle in your forehead. It can cause a deep ache across the forehead. The frontalis can be affected by sinusitis and TMJ dysfunction.
The occipitalis muscle can contribute to headaches at the top of the head and the back of the head just above the neck. It can also play a role in pain behind the eye and occasionally contribute to pain in the upper teeth.
The masseter muscle is one of the muscles that you use to chew your food. Dysfunction in this muscle can contribute to pain around the eye, in the jaw, in the cheek area and the ear. It can be associated with ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and TMJ.
The soleus muscle can cause and contribute to pain in the heel, ankle and back of the knee. It can also cause pain in the low back on the same side of the affected leg. Dysfunction of the soleus muscle can also contribute to swelling in the foot and ankle. Occasionally a trigger point at the bottom and outside of the muscle can contribute to pain in the jaw and side of the head.