Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) has been reported to contribute to inflammatory pain. The intracellular C-terminal domain has a Homer-binding motif that can form an mGluR5/Homer complex. Phosphorylation of mGluR5 at the Homer binding domain enhances the mGluR5/Homer interaction and modulates intracellular signal transduction. However, the characteristics of this interaction have not been fully elucidated in inflammatory pain. We aimed to evaluate the effects of CFA-induced phosphorylation of mGluR5 at the Homer binding domain on the mGluR5/Homer interaction. Von-frey filaments and thermal latency were used to monitor the development of inflammatory pain. Spinal mGluR5 phosphorylation at Ser and mGluR5/Homer crosslinking were detected. Mutant mGluR5 that could not be phosphorylated at Thr or Ser was evaluated in inflammatory pain. CFA-induced inflammatory pain resulted in obvious phosphorylation at Ser of mGluR5. Moreover, increased phosphorylation at the Homer-binding motif enhanced crosslinking between mGluR5 and Homer. Mutations at Thr and Ser of mGluR5 blocked the development of CFA-induced inflammatory pain. Overall, our findings showed that disruption of the phosphorylation of mGluR5 Thr and Ser alleviated CFA-induced inflammatory pain.