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Injecting Into a Tendon???


#1

Does anyone know what would be the results if you injected into a tendon?..In the front delt preferably.


#2

Tendons and ligaments do not have very good circulation. Probably not good.


#3

It would be impossible to inject INTO a tendon as they are too dense.


#4

Other than most likely hurting like hell? Might weaken said tendon and lead to an injury, why the speculation?


#5

can you prove this?


#6

Whats wrong with IM injection? Is there any certain reason for wanting to inject into a tendon, specificaly the anterior delt?

Also won't the top of the bicep get in the way?


#7

I dont want to inject into one I think I might have..either that or a nerve


#8

Tendons and ligaments are made of tough fibrous material and it would be very difficult to inject oil into one.


#9

The effect would be similar to tendonitis I would think. Swelling, pain, and lots of pressure on near by nerves.

If you actually pierced a nerve there would be no question on what you had done, you would know you had pierced the nerve.