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Is a 1" needle long enough for deltoid?

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Everything I read medically says 1.5" needle for anyone not a small woman. I am a bigger guy, so curious if 1" will be deep enough to avoid the subq tissue?

Hulkfitprobulk's picture

it depends on how much fat you may. The choice of needle depend of each. For delt it is suffisant for me, i can use to insulin needle for intramuscular but it is not same for all

papa.smurf0311's picture

for the delt? shoot I wouldnt use anything longer than a 1 inch. I only use 1 inch for my glute. but it depends on how much fat you may be holding and how big you are.

JFit253's picture

Yes 1" 25g works great! You could also do something like 5/8" if you are lean enough. For intramuscular, I like to keep things at 1" for delts and quads.

Rustyhooker's picture

I use a 1 x 25ga. Subq is generally a slin pin and skin pinched to do the inject under the dermus