Patient When I first came in, my symptoms were.I had numbness all through my left arm. I couldn’t extend my ring finger all the way. I couldn’t feel anything in my pinky finger. My wrist hurt. My elbow hurt. And I had limited range of motion.all around. And a lot of grip weakness, too. Interviewer And what was your diagnosis Patient Ulnar neuropathy. Um.pinched nerve from a bad bike fit. Before I came here I was banned from riding my bike, lifting weights, carrying dishes, carrying groceries.doing pretty much anything with my hand.
I couldn’t open doors very well. I couldn’t really open jars. At the Mettler Institute, I came in twice a week for half an hour session. Um, I’ve had eight sessions. And with every session it hurt a little bit, but at the end of the session there was a noticeable difference. Like my finger was a straighter. I could feel a little bit more. I could move a little bit more. Um, once I got to move onto grip training, every week my grip was getting stronger and I could start doing things again.
I’ve been going to the gym for the past couple weeks. And I get my bike back today, so I can start riding again. And I’ve been able to do daily tasks. I can open my door and jars and stuff, so. At the Institute, people here are very friendly, and it’s a very comfortable setting to be in. It’s easy to find. And it’s a nice.office. At the Mettler Institute, there are actual doctors of physical therapy. So, they know how the body works, they know how to treat it and they know how to make it better.