- CASE FILE
I was studying to be a pianist. The muscles in my left hand atrophied without explanation. It's been 20 years. Can I re-grow the muscles?
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have played the piano since I was 11 years old. When I was 18, I started to notice that my left hand muscles were significantly smaller than my right. When playing the piano, I couldn't play fast scales or trills. I have tried grip strengtheners but to no avail. I have seen neurologists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and hand specialists. I have tried weight lifting, yoga, meditations, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. No help. Ideally, I would like to be able to re-grow the muscles so that I can play the piano and strengthen my grip.