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Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it.You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic. ...Read more

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I m 31yrs old, i got inj tt immunized 2days back, the deltoid muscle is still paining, what shall ido?

I m 31yrs old, i got inj tt immunized 2days back, the deltoid muscle is still paining, what shall ido?

Tetanus Vaccine: This is the most painful of the shots for vaccination. But, one cannot rule out skin infection at the site of the injection. If this area is red and swollen and warm to the touch you may have a skin infection. If all else is normal then the more you use your arm you will absorb the vaccine and the muscle will calm down. ...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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What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

Deltoid exercises.: Exercises that are good for the deltoid muscle include military presses, overhead dumbbell presses, Arnold presses, front dumbbell raises, lateral dumbbell raises, upright rows. Shoot for 8 to 12 repetitions percent for the pressing movements and 12 to 20 repetitions per set for the lateral raises and front raises. ...Read more

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How long will it take for deltoid muscle to strenghten after total shoulder replacement?

How long will it take for deltoid muscle to strenghten after total shoulder replacement?

Time can vary: The recovery time for deltoid function is less important for total shoulder replacement as strength and function relies more on the rotator cuff. It's recovery however in reverse total shoulder replacement is an important factor in function afterwards. Deltoid strength usually requires anywhere between 3-12 months to improve. The better your strength before surgery the quicker the recovery. ...Read more

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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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Can you get a knot in your deltoid muscle? How do you get rid of it?

Can you get a knot in your deltoid muscle? How do you get rid of it?

Yes: You can get a knot in just about any muscle, which is generally a muscle spasm or a fascial distortion. I would suggest either osteopathic manipulation at the hands of a skilled do or massage from a qualified therapist. I would particularly seek out a do who is versed in the fascial distortion model. http://fascialdistortionmodel.com/. ...Read more

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Blood came out of Deltoid muscle after IM B12 injection..does it mean the B12 shot got wasted?

Blood came out of Deltoid muscle after IM B12 injection..does it mean the B12 shot got wasted?

No, but...: B12 shot was not wasted. But if you don't have true B12 deficiency, which is VERY rare in men your age, the shot is worthless and needless (but harmless) anyhow. ...Read more

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Is it common for a posterior deltoid muscle strain to take a couple of years to heal completely?

Is it common for a posterior deltoid muscle strain to take a couple of years to heal completely?

Deltoid: Pretty unusual. Most muscular injuries subside in a few weeks, and with anti-inflammatories and rest. You should get it checked out, you may have torn a ligament and this healing is taking a while. ...Read more

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My 11 year old plays baseball and has pain deep in his deltoid muscle when he throws. It has been a problem for about thirty days.?

See an ortho doc: It is not normal for an 11 year to have shoulder pain when he/she throws, especially pain that has been present for a month. Have your child stop throwing immediately and have them evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. The most likely injury is a stress injury across the growth plate of the upper arm. ...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 to relieve tension on deltoid muscle? It feels like a knot but can't be seen above skin

Muscle tension/spasm: If the muscle tension arose from trauma, you can apply cold compress for the first 48 hours. After that, you can apply moist heat or heating pad. ...Read more

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I have noticed that within the past month I have a 2 in long, half an inch deep dent in my deltoid muscle. What could this be?

I have noticed that within the past month I have a 2 in long, half an inch deep dent in my deltoid muscle. What could this be?

Dent deltoid: May well be normal if also present on other side with the muscle held in an identical position,if not you need evaluation in person or pictorially ...Read more

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I seemed to have strained my deltoid muscle in my right arm. How long does it take to heal and would physical therapy help?

Usually weeks: Depending on how bad the injury, it can take weeks, or even longer. Especially as we get older, our risk for muscle injuries and the time it takes to recover both increase. Physical therapy is definitely helpful, as is resting and avoiding activities that make it hurt more. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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