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My posterior deltoid muscle won't work two weeks after a neck injury the muscle would just stop working and give out when used. Not much pain but some?

My posterior deltoid muscle won't work two weeks after a neck injury the muscle would just stop working and give out when used. Not much pain but some?

Get Exam: Your question infer that you have been able to isolate your lack of function to a specific part of the deltoid. My question to you is how? Even though you reference a neck injury, you provide no other information. You may have an injury to a nerve or a rupture of the muscle. Please see your pcp for exam & referral to an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

Deltoid exercise: A personal trainer at a local gym would be the best to instruct you on proper techniques to exercise and focus on your deltoid. But all muscles can be targeted. Specific to the deltoid are arm raises. Try a 10-15 lb weight, and lift arm from side to straight out from you at 90 degrees. Repeat 12 times. Do 3 sets. Can also do straight in front of you till arm at chest level. Same sets. ...Read more

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What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

MRI and X-rays: If advanced imaging is recommended for a soft tissue injury to the forearm that may involve muscle, the most common modality is an mri. ...Read more

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Where is the posterior deltoid muscle?

Where is the posterior deltoid muscle?

Back of shoulder: The deltoid is the fan shaped muscle that drapes over your shoulder. "posterior" is a commonly used medical term that basically means behind or the backside. So the posterior deltoid is the portion of that fan shaped muscle that is on your back. See the red area of the attached picture. ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most muscle injuries will heal in 4-6 weeks. During that time care should be taken to avoid re-injury. After a few weeks gentle stretching is advisable to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give shots to 17 month old in the deltoid muscle?

Is it ok to give shots to 17 month old in the deltoid muscle?

Yes: Usually gluteus muscle is chosen because of bulky muscle mass. However deltoid could be a possible replacement. Really no contra- indications. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pain to go away in a pulled muscle injury?

How long does it take for pain to go away in a pulled muscle injury?

Days to weeks: Some muscles heal quickly while others may take much longer to heal. If in doubt of the diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more