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Image How to correctly inject steroids – part 1


Intramuscular injection involves introducing anabolic steroids into the muscle tissue.

The muscle is a large mass and has a weak sensory innervation.

The vascularization of the muscle is denser than that of the subcutaneous tissue, so the absorption of anabolic steroids is different and faster.

The quantity to be injected

For optimal absorption: (1cc = 1ml)
Choose a syringe that can hold from 0.5 to 3 ml and up to 5 ml. noted that for 5 ml: it is better to divide the dose in 2 different places because the pressure exerted on the neighboring tissues would cause small pains.

Injection areas

There are mainly five: buttock, shoulders, outside thigh, anterior thigh, hip. The depth of the needle varies according to the zones.

Here in image, recommended muscle areas to better understand and not get lost:

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Warning: the injection of steroids in this area is no longer recommended !!!

This muscle is no longer a recommended area since it exposes sciatic nerve and superior gluteal artery lesions. It is a good alternative of last resort in the absence of other healthy areas or other solutions, assessing interests and risks.

Injection quantity: 0.5 to 5ml. Noted that for 5 ml: it is better to divide the dose in 2 different places because the pressure exerted on the surrounding tissues would cause small pains.

60 kg> syringe gauge: 25 G> needle length: 16 mm
Normal weight> syringe caliber: 22-21 G> needle lengths: 30-40mm
more than 90 kg> caliber syringe: 21 G> needle lengths: 40 mm

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INSERTION OF THE NEEDLE IS 90%

2. Injection in the shoulder: deltoid muscle

The deltoid muscle is located on the lateral lateral aspect of the shoulder. It is easily accessible and preferred for intramuscular injections. However its relatively small size limits the volume that can be injected but its absorption capacity is fast. It is near the radial nerve and the radial artery. The area of the deltoid muscle can be imaged with an inverted imaginary triangle.
Quantity for injection: 0.5 to 2 ml.

60 kg> syringe gauge: 25 G> needle length: 16 mm
Normal weight> syringe caliber: 22-21 G> needle lengths: 30-40mm
more than 90 kg> caliber syringe: 21 G> needle lengths: 40 mm

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INSERTION OF THE NEEDLE IS 90%

3.and 4. Thigh injection, outer and anterior face: femoral quadriceps area

The vastusterior and anterior muscle are usually very thick and well developed, they are located on the outer and anterior side of the thigh.

Its size is relatively large and the volume that can be injected can also be larger, its absorption capacity is fast. It is easily accessible for beginners and favors intramuscular self-injections. There are no significant blood vessels and nerves in this area.

The vast muscle area can be imaged with an imaginary rectangle.

Injection quantity: from 3 ml to 5ml. Noted that for 5 ml: it is better to divide the dose in 2 different places because the pressure exerted on the surrounding tissues would cause small pains.

60 kg> syringe gauge: 25 G> needle length: 16 mm
Normal weight> syringe caliber: 22-21 G> needle lengths: 30-40mm
more than 90 kg> caliber syringe: 21 G> needle lengths: 40 mm

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INSERTION OF THE NEEDLE IS 90%