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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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Nurse gave me a shot posterior to my deltoid. Now my pinky is numb. How can I ensure that my ulnar nerve recuperates?

Nurse gave me a shot posterior to my deltoid. Now my pinky is numb. How can I ensure that my ulnar nerve recuperates?

Expect improvement: You'll likely get better so long as you protect the nerve from further injury (avoid bending the elbow too much or resting your elbow on a surface), but the recovery may take months since nerves regrow very slowly. A test called an EMG can help to decide the likely prognosis. ...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 weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...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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I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level. palms up is fine?

I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level.  palms up is fine?

Use Motrin and Heat: You sound exactly like me about 7 years ago. If you were here (yes! right here on this webpage, pixilated and ready), I'd ask you a few questions then examine your shoulder in more detail but it sounds like what I had: (drum roll............) a pit bull clamped on to my shoulder........no, actually the equivalent, a problem with my rotator cuff (look it up).See a doc if it's not better in 2 weeks ...Read more

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I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level. palms up is fine when raising arms. raising my arms straight in front is fine as well. But raising my arms up, palms down

I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level.  palms up is fine when raising arms.  raising my arms straight in front is fine as well.  But raising my arms up, palms down

Supraspinatus tendon: 37y w. shoulder pain aroused by contraction of Superior spinatus, Ss, muscle. Palm-up rotates humoral tuberosity under A-C joint; elevating it + shortening draw of Ss. Palm down does opposite. Abduction of humerus in coronal plane evokes direct tug on Ss muscle, & tendon within A-C arch. Abducting arm anterior to body uses muscles absent Ss function/pain. Ss tendonitis? MRI needed. Osteopath? ...Read more

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