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Quit lifting dumbells after pulling tendon. Lost strength in shoulders. Possible reason?

about a year ago i had to quit lifting dumbells because it felt like i pulled a tendon or something in my left arm and elbow . I thought i would let it heal if thats what i did so i quit lifting them. Since then on and off i have noticed my left arm and shoulder not having a lot of strength. I have also had some pretty bad shoulder and neck pain just once in a while...but it goes away. I was feeling of my left arm the other day and noticed it was much flabbier and thinner than my right arm so i went out and set up an 8.8lb dumbell because i thought i just havent used it. I could not even do one rep with the dumbbell because of weakness in left arm only......what could this be
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM
Lost strength and weakness could be de to nerve compression or injury. MRI scan of cervical region will be helpful to access the compression over nerve roots. I suggest you to get it evaluated thoroughly by an orthopaedician for proper diagnosis and management.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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