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Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
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I am male age 56. I tore a rotator cuff in my left shoulder

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Hi, I am male age 56. I tore a rotator cuff in my left shoulder around 4 years ago. This is now okay, but I am left with very minor cold shoulder symptoms.
Approx 1 year ago I noticed that I had started losing some dexterity in my left arm and hand, almost like a minor stroke. this has now progressed to an inability to tie my shoe laces, inability to to rotate my left hand to face upwards and a constant gnawing feeling of tiredness in my left shoulder. To finalise all this, I have recently noticed a significant tremor in my left hand after exertion. What the heck is going on?
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.
I personally think that you should be investigated further.
I would do a MRI of your brain to make sure it is normal.
Minor stroke or brain tumors can all cause such symptoms that you are experiencing which is what I would like to rule out.
Also, if you have not had a blood test for vitamin B12 and thyroid --> I would recommend that you should have those tests done as well.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry, I forgot to say that I have noticed my left hand has also become stolen. Not immediately noticeable, but I can no longer get a glove over the heel of my thumb as the pad is significantly larger than the other hand!!!

Thank you for your reply
You need to be seen and be examined and investigated further preferably by a neurologist but initially by your GP to make sure there is nothing serious or anything to worry about.