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borisboris 03-08-2004 07:03 AM

I don't know if I tore my deltoid - above the bi-cep with a serve or b-hand. When I hit a back hand it is quite painful intially then it warms up during the match but then it throbs and I have no stregnth in it after. Is the deltoid condidered part of the Rotator? I ice it and rubber tube stretch/curls etc. but it seems weak. Does the deltoid have a lg affect on serve and the forehand?

Eric Matuszewski 03-08-2004 08:19 AM

The rotator cuff "S.I.T.S." (acronym for all the muscles it includes) don't include the deltoid. The deltoid is important in hitting the serve and forehand and should be strengthened as well to avoid injury.

The pain you describe could be any of many muscles in the shoulder. Sounds like lateral/anterior insertion of deltoid on humerous but could be any number of things. Go to the Dr.

See earlier post on shoulder problems/serving in this same section and see an Orthopeadic Doctor IMMEDIATELY.

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