Quote from ajtcsx
From a patient perspective I prefer to have all of my shots given in the dorsogluteal location. No way I would want it in the ventrogluteal location. Personal preference.
And from this
patient's perspective I'd rather have a more painful injection in a safer site. I've experienced nerve irritation from a DG injection, the pain can last for weeks, I'll never go through it again if it can be avoided.
VG site really should be less painful because it has a lower concentration of nerves.
To the OP, I realize you've been giving the injections on a regular basis for a while but I'd encourage you to review your landmarks and really think about needle placement.
I know that in my own practice I've developed habits over time that stray from from the optimal technique and have to take a step back and remember how to do it the 'right' way.
The antibiotics you're giving on a regular basis can be painful (even using Lido in rocephen). Just because you can inject >2cc in a site doesn't mean you have to, you might consider splitting the injection over two sites to give it more comfortably in the optimal location.