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Posted by: Concerned | 2007/08/01

Working arm shaking

My dad last the use of his arm a few years ago. He has managed very well, and hasn't let it hold him back.
The problem now is that his good arm and hand get terrible shakes, so that he spills food and drink. Could this be because he uses the good arm to do all the work? Or is there a more serious reason for the shaking?

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Dear Concerned

Thank you for visiting health24.com. I apologise for the delayed reply.

It is possible that the shaking of his functioning hand is due to muscle fatique. Please therefore, be so kind as to advise me about the following:

1. What the reason was for the lost of function of his arm?
2. How old is he?
3. If any, what medication does he take?
4. Does he have any chronic diseases?

On receipt of your reply, the matter will receive my urgent attention.

KInd regards


Dr Anrich Burger

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Posted by: Concerned | 2007/08/15

To answer your questions:
The loss of arm use was due to an accident, where one of the main veins in the upper arm was severed.
Not sure on exact age but its late forties.
He is not on any medication except for the odd painkiller.
He suffers from arthritis from time to time.

Hope this information will be of some help!

Thank you!


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